This jar, of a shape known as an alabastron, has long and slender proportions. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled and everted. The neck is slightly flaring. There are two small lug handles on the body. It is made of a light colored stone with wavy streaks. The surface is slightly rough.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way