Long-necked flask with horizontal loop handles

Egyptian
New Kingdom, reign of Thutmose III to Dynasty 20
1479–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 23.1 x 24.4 cm (9 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.554

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The body of this jar is squat and ovoid. It has a disc base, tall neck, and rolled and everted rim. There are two loop handles on either side of the body.

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