Alabastron

Egyptian
Late Period–Roman Imperial Period
about 688 B.C.–A.D. 337


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.4 x 4 cm (3 11/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.492

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The base of this alabastron is round, the neck slightly flared and the rim slightly rolled. There are small protrusions (not pierced) for handles.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way