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Canopic jar lid

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


Accession Number

72.1586b

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

Pottery; body of fine white clay with five vertical columns of hieroglyphics in faint brown; cover is dull gray with human face in bright yellow, eyes white; black lines.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way