Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Height x diameter: 24.1 x 12.7 cm (9 1/2 x 5 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
This canopic jar is carved of travertine (Egyptian alabaster). It has been shaped with a large, deeply carved interior. Traces of a vertical column of painted hieroglyphic text remain, listing the name “Qebehsenuef,” one of the Four Sons of Horus (minro deities; protectors of the viscera of the deceased). The rim of the jar has bene chipped.
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