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Alabastron

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This alabastron is now in two fragments and is incomplete (the upper part is missing). It has a rounded base. There are small handles on the body and two attachments for hanging.

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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.6 x 2.2 cm (2 5/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.491

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels