Canopic jar lid
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
Height x diameter: 11.4 x 13.2 cm (4 1/2 x 5 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This lid for a canopic jar lid is made of buff-colored pottery in the form of a human had. Traces of paint, now worn in many areas, indicate blue-gray wig with yellow-gray stripes. The face is painted yellow there is a short false beard black. Its eyes are white with black used for pupils, brows, and outlines. The face is outlined in red.
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