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Long-necked flask with foot

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This alabaster jar has an ovoid globular body, a tall, wide neck and flat everted rim. The base is flate. It is made of a uniformly light colored stone with a well polished surface. There are some prominent oblique veins in the stone. The rim and base are chipped slightly.

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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.8 x 6.9 cm (3 7/8 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.517

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels