Slender jar with ring neck
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D. 364
Height x diameter: 11.4 x 4.4 cm (4 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
This tall, slender jar is fitted with a lid. The jar has a flat base, and the rim is wide and flat. The stone is purplish in color with light horizontal veining. It is complete.
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