Canopic jar lid

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV
1400–1390 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Thebes (Valley of the Kings), Tomb of Thutmose IV (KV 43)

Dimensions

Height: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1382

Medium or Technique

Wood covered with bitumen

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

Wooden canopic jar lid in the shape of a human head (possibly the deity Imsety); coated with bitumen.

Provenance

From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Thutmose IV (KV 43). 1902: excavated by Theodore M. Davis in the Valley of the Kings, directed by Howard Carter; assigned to Theodore M. Davis by the government of Egypt; 1903: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis.
(Accession Date: May 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis