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Slender jar with ring neck

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This tall, slender jar is fitted with a lid. The jar has a flat base, and the rim is wide and flat. The stone is purplish in color with light horizontal veining. It is complete.

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, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 11.4 x 4.4 cm (4 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.500

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels