User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Shouldered jar with flaring neck

Start collecting

Coarse, light-red clay; horizontal channels on outer surface; no footpiece; rim flares at the mouth, rim broken.


From Tanis (San el-Hagar), house 44. 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Object Place

San el-Hagar, Egypt


Overall: 17.8 x 14.5 cm (7 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World