Lid of a canopic jar (Qebehsenuef)
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Height x diameter: 12 x 12.1 cm (4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This lid for a canopic jar is carved of fine-grained white limestone fine grain and shaped as a falcon head (representing Qebehsenuef, one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased). Eye details have been painted in black. Some defaced hieroglyphic text in black paint remains on the bottom. Frgamtns have roken from the beak and are missing.
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