Canopic jar

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


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 20 x 13.5 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1356

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

This limestone canopic jar has been carved with a very wide, deep interior and, as such, has no proper shoulders. No traces of painted or incised text remain. Surfaces are uneven, and the stone is pocked in some areas. Some small fragments have chipped away from the jar’s rim. No lid remains.

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