Dummy canopic jar

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–25
1075–656 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 22.2 x 13.6 cm (8 3/4 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.591

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

This fine-grained dummy canopic jar has the baboon head of the god Hapy. An incised line indicates the division between the head and the body. The eyes and brows are painted black and a band of black hieroglyphs, naming the god, runs down the center of the body and reads: Wsir nTr HAapy pw.

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