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Human-headed canopic jar lid

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.9 x 11.4 cm (3 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.1578

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

Blue-gray; human face in yellow; eyes white; black lines; without glaze.

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