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Canopic jar lid

This limestone canopic jar lid takes the form of a human head, representing Imsety, one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased. The jar to which this lid belongs (object 03.1130a) carries an inscription to the goddess Isis, who is associated directly with Imsety. ...

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Provenance

From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Thutmose IV (KV 43). 1902: excavated by Theodore M. Davis in the Valley of the Kings, directed by Howard Carter; assigned to Theodore M. Davis by the government of Egypt; 1903: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis. (Accession Date: May 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV, 1400–1390 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Thebes (Valley of the Kings), Egypt

Accession Number

03.1130b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes