Canopic jar lid

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 14 x 15.5 cm (5 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1567

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

This canopic jar lid is fashioned of a pinkish-buff pottery and shaped as a human head. Surface treatment may have included a pink to white slip and some degree of burnishing. The eyes are painted white with black pupils, and the brows and lashes are black.

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