Alabaster Amphora

Egypt, from Saqqara, New Kingdom, 15701070 B.C.E.
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), Height x diameter: 34.8 x 22 cm (13 11/16 x 8 11/16 in.)
By exchange with the Peabody Museum, Harvard 1944, MFA #44.30
Photos ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014

"The incised flower decoration on the shoulder of this vessel symbolizes the real floral garlands often placed around the amphora." (From the info card)