Small ovoid jar with handles

Third Intermediate Period
1070–712 B.C.


Height x diameter: 4.1 x 3.5 cm (1 5/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black limestone or basalt?

Not On View


The Ancient World



Globular ovoid body. The base is rounded. The rim is badly chipped. It has a narrow neck. There are remains of small lug handles. The stone is a uniform black with white speckling and brownish veins. It is well polished with some worn spots. The edges are nicked.


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