Slender ovoid jar with handles

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x width: 13 x 6.5 cm (5 1/8 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1476

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is made of a gray stone with irregular horizontal bands of a darker color. Two small handles are on the sides. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. There are four small cracks that extend from the mouth into the body of the jar. It is complete.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames.
(Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames