Canopic jar and lid of Prince Amenemhat

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV
1400–1390 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Thebes (Valley of the Kings), Tomb of Thutmose IV (KV43)


Height: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)


The Ancient World


Canopics and canopic boxes

Canopic Jar of fine limestone; lid in the shape of human head (likely the deity Imsety) with traces of black paint on hair and face and blue paint on beard; four vertical rows of hieroglyphic text on front indicate the jar belonged to Prince Amenemhat.


From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Thutmose IV (KV 43). 1902: excavated by Theodore M. Davis in the Valley of the Kings, directed by Howard Carter; assigned to Theodore M. Davis by the government of Egypt; 1903: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis.
(Accession Date: May 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis