Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Height x diameter: 21.3 x 14.6 cm (8 3/8 x 5 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This canopic jar is carved of limestone with smoothed exterior surfaces, which are badly nicked. The interior has deep chisel marks from manufacture. A single column of hieroglyphic text incised on the body reads: “Spoken by Nieth: I spend the morning and evening every day providing(?) protection for Duamutef who is in ” (Dd n Nit sdwA m aSrw dwA ra-nb sxm mk n dwA-mwt.f nty im(.i)). Duamutef is one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased. No lid remains.
For another jar likely from this set see: 72.611.
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