Slender shouldered jar with flaring neck

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


Height x diameter: 8.2 x 3.4 cm (3 1/4 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World



This jar has a flat base with sides that widen gradually to slight shoulders. The neck flares outward to a flattened and everted rim. There is oblique veining in the stone. Some chips are broken off the rim. Other than that, the jar is intact.


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