Bag-shaped jar

Egyptian
Late Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, D
2465–1991 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.7 x 3.1 cm (1 7/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.565

Medium or Technique

Limestone?

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. The proportions are not completely symmetrical. The rim thickness varies slightly. It has a rough surface. The surface coloration is somewhat uneven. The rim is chipped. 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