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Canopic jar

Pottery; body of fine white clay with five vertical columns of hieroglyphics in faint brown; cover is dull gray with human face in bright yellow, eyes white; black lines.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Accession Number

72.1586a

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes