Canopic jar lid
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV
Object Place: Egypt, Thebes (Valley of the Kings), Tomb of Thutmose IV (KV 43)
Height: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wood covered with bitumen
Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)
Wooden canopic jar lid in the shape of a human head (possibly the deity Imsety); coated with bitumen.
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)
Gift of Theodore M. Davis