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Human-headed canopic jar of Amenemhat

Pottery; light red clay, one column of hieroglyphics in black; human head on cover. Good condition.


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)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes