Late Period–Roman Imperial Period
about 688 B.C.–A.D. 337
Height x diameter: 9.4 x 4 cm (3 11/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The base of this alabastron is round, the neck slightly flared and the rim slightly rolled. There are small protrusions (not pierced) for handles.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way