Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Height x diameter: 22.4 x 13.1 cm (8 13/16 x 5 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This canopic jar, carved of limestone, has slightly convex sides with slight shoulders. The enterior is narrow and shallow (thus likely a model/dummy canopic jar). No traces of painted or incised text are evident. Surfaces are uneven, and the jar is in slightly battered condition.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way