Canopic jar of Ankhpakhered
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Height x diameter: 30.6 x 14.9 cm (12 1/16 x 5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This canopic jar of is carved of limestone with fairly wide mouth and deep interior cavity carved to a depth of 12.3 cm. A single column of black painted hieroglyphic text read on the exterior reads: “Recitation by Hapy: Osiris, the God’s Father of Amun, Ankhpakhered” (Dd mdw in Hapy Wsir it nTr Imn anx-pA-Xrd.) Hapy is one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased. The jar has been broken and mended. No lid remains.
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