New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
Height x diameter: 6 x 6 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
This kohl jar has high shoulders and a squat body, tapering to a wide, thick, splayed base.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way