Alabastron

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


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.6 x 2.2 cm (2 5/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.491

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This alabastron is now in two fragments and is incomplete (the upper part is missing). It has a rounded base. There are small handles on the body and two attachments for hanging.

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