Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Height x diameter: 21.9 x 12.4 cm (8 5/8 x 4 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
This canopic jar is carved of light-colored travertine (Egyptian alabaster). It has been made with a deeply carved interior. Traces of black painted hieroglyphs remain in a column near the top of the exterior, naming “Hapy,” one of the Four Sons of Horus (minor deities; protectors of the viscera of the deceased. No lid remains.
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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way