Spherical cosmetic jar

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1784 B.C.


Dimensions

H. 10 cm, Diameter 8.5 cm

Accession Number

72.506

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Smooth, but unpolished, large piece missing from rim, body cracked.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way