Collared jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5–6
2465–2150 B.C.


Height x diameter: 9.5 x 4.1 cm (3 3/4 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World



This jar has a very small, flat base with straight sides that widen to high shoulders. The neck is short with a collar at the lower extent, which widens into a rim of a rolled and pulled out style. The jar has a rough and worn surface. One large fragment is broken from the rim.


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