Small ovoid jar with handles

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period
1070–712 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.1 x 3.5 cm (1 5/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.568

Medium or Technique

Black limestone or basalt?

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Globular ovoid body. The base is rounded. The rim is badly chipped. It has a narrow neck. There are remains of small lug handles. The stone is a uniform black with white speckling and brownish veins. It is well polished with some worn spots. The edges are nicked.

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