Tall shouldered jar with lug handles and stand

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 12.9 x 7.2 cm (5 1/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.484

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

Specimens

This travertine (Egyptian alabaster) jar has a small, flat base, somewhat gradual, high shoulders with lug handles, a straight neck, and a flat, everted rim. It is complete. The vessel sits on a tall stand.

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