Shouldered amphora with horizontal loop handles

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


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 26 x 20 cm (10 1/4 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.556

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This jar has a globular body, disc base and a slightly rolled and everted rim. One loop handle (of two original) remains on the shoulder. The area of the second handle has been smoothed down. Otherwise, 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