Canopic jar lid
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
Height x diameter: 11.4 x 13 cm (4 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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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.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way