Jar

Egyptian
Early Byzantine (Coptic) Period
4th–6th century A.D. or later


Dimensions

Height x width: 17 x 12 cm (6 11/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

04.1907

Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This jar is made of yellow tinted glass. It has a round base with a flattened shoulder, a wide neck, and no rim.

Provenance

Said to be from Abydos. 1903-1904: purchased for the MFA from Abd el-Mageed, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (04.1907-04.1909) for £3.10. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund