Canopic jar lid (Hapy)
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Height x diameter: 11.7 x 16.1 cm (4 5/8 x 6 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This limestone lid to a canopic jar is carved in the shape of baboon head (representing Hapy, one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased). Surfaces are fairly well smoothed. No traces of painted accents remain. The lid is chipped at the back of head, but otherwise intact.
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