Shouldered amphora with horizontal loop handles

New Kingdom, reign of Thutmose III to Dynasty 20
1479–1070 B.C.


Height x diameter: 26 x 20 cm (10 1/4 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World



This jar has a globular body, disc base and a slightly rolled and everted rim. One loop handle (of two original) remains on the shoulder. The area of the second handle has been smoothed down. Otherwise, it is complete.


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