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Alabastron

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The base of this alabastron is round, the neck slightly flared and the rim slightly rolled. There are small protrusions (not pierced) for handles.

Provenance

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

Egyptian, Late Period–Roman Imperial Period, about 688 B.C.–A.D. 337

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.4 x 4 cm (3 11/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.492

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels