Slender shouldered jar with wide neck

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2465–2150 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.6 x 6 cm

Accession Number

72.478

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This slender jar has a flat base with slight, high-set shoulders, and a long neck with flattened everted rim. The neck is slightly flaring. The jar has a polished well surface. It is largely intact.

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