Biconical footed jar

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.9 x 11.7 cm (3 1/2 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.558

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Lower half of a bi-conical jar with a flaring foot. The base is flat. It is much broken and mended. It is incomplete.

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