Canopic jar lid

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


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 11.4 x 13 cm (4 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1584

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 pinkish pottery in the shape of a human head. The hair/wig, which comprises the majority of the figure, is painted a dark blue-gray, while traces of red paint remain on the face. The lower rim is chipped, and it is in slighly battered condition.

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