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Canopic jar lid

Wooden canopic jar lid in the shape of a human head (possibly the deity Imsety); coated with bitumen.


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

Object Place

Thebes (Valley of the Kings), Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood covered with bitumen


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes