Canopic jar lid

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


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 11.4 x 13.2 cm (4 1/2 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1577

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

This lid for a canopic jar lid is made of buff-colored pottery in the form of a human had. Traces of paint, now worn in many areas, indicate blue-gray wig with yellow-gray stripes. The face is painted yellow there is a short false beard black. Its eyes are white with black used for pupils, brows, and outlines. The face is outlined in red.

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