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Tall shouldered jar with neck

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This jar has a flat base with sides that widen to wide, high-set shoulders. A straight neck connects to a flattened, everted rim. There is a large fragment broken from the rim, and a crack on both sides of the vessel. Otherwise it is intact.


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, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3–8, 2649–2134 B.C.


Height x diameter: 13.3 x 8.2 cm

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World