Spherical cosmetic jar
H. 10 cm, Diameter 8.5 cm
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Out on Loan
On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2020
Smooth, but unpolished, large piece missing from rim, body cracked.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way