Canopic jar

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


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 22.4 x 13.1 cm (8 13/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1357

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

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.

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