Canopic jar lid

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


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.5 x 13 cm (4 15/16 x 5 1/8 in.) Length (stopper): 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1570

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

This lid for a canopic jar is made of pottery, portions of which were wheel-made, and modelled in the shape of a human head. Surface treatment includes application of red slip and painted decoration: the face is yellow. Eyes are white with black pupils and brows. The headdress is dark green to black with yellow stripes. There are apparent traces of glaze as well.

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