Canopic jar

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Accession Number

72.1355

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

This canopic jar has been carved of fine-grained white limestone. It has high shoulders and a narrow, but deeply carved interior. No lid remains. There are no traces of applied text.

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