Spindle jar

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 36.8 x 6.3 cm (14 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.1369

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This spindle jar (a Cypriot vessel form) is fashioned of clay fired pink with a reddish slip. Its rim is small and disc-shaped. The flat base is slighly splayed. It has a long neck, from the middle of which a handle connects to one shoulder. A break through the neck has been mended, and the jar’s current condition is quite good. Some dark incrustations appear on some surfaces.

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