Canopic jar

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


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 22.8 x 13 cm (9 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.601

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

This canopic jar is carved of limestone with fairly well smoothed exterior surfaces; some slight irregularities are apparent in the stone as well. It has a fairly narrow base with sides flaring to distinct, high shoulders. No traces of hieroglyphic text are detectable. The nterior is not completely carved. The base shows some chipping.

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