Canopic jar lid (Hapy)

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 11.7 x 16.1 cm (4 5/8 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.624

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

This limestone lid to a canopic jar is carved in the shape of baboon head (representing Hapy, one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased). Surfaces are fairly well smoothed. No traces of painted accents remain. The lid is chipped at the back of head, but otherwise intact.

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