Alabastron

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.9 x 3.1 cm (3 1/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.501

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This jar, of a shape known as an alabastron, has two very small lug handleson the shoulders, a flat base, a narrow neck and a flaring rim. The surface is rough and soiled. The rim is broken on both sides. Other than that, it is complete.

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