Tall ovoid jar
Rim diameter: approx. 8 cm; Base diameter: 5.3 cm; Legacy height: 21.5 cm
Medium or Technique
Pottery (Nile Silt)
Not On View
Tall ovoid jar with modeled ledge rim, narrow neck, and flat base: complete. The jar is made of Nile silt clay; its exterior surface has been red slipped and burnished. The vessel was hand made, likely by coiling, to the shoulder. Above the shoulder, the vessel was turned on the wheel or slow turning device. A tag pasted on the upper half of the body reads 743. “633” was written nearby in ink and crossed out in pencil. // 13.5595, Reisner B-XVIII.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way