Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Height x diameter: 22.8 x 13 cm (9 x 5 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This canopic jar is carved of limestone with fairly well smoothed exterior surfaces; some slight irregularities are apparent in the stone as well. It has a fairly narrow base with sides flaring to distinct, high shoulders. No traces of hieroglyphic text are detectable. The nterior is not completely carved. The base shows some chipping.
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