Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Height x diameter: 20.9 x 12.7 cm (8 1/4 x 5 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This canopic jar is carved of limestone with smoothed exterior surfaces. Traces of three columns of black painted hieroglyphic text remain, though very faint. There are three evident irregularities/chips in surface; otherwise the body is intact. No lid remains. The text referes to Qebehsenuef, one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased.
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