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Canopic jar lid

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

Object Place: Egypt, Thebes (Valley of the Kings), Tomb of Thutmose IV (KV 43)


Height: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood covered with bitumen

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)


The Ancient World


Canopics and canopic boxes

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)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis