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Canopic jar

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This canopic jar, carved of limestone, has slightly convex sides with slight shoulders. The enterior is narrow and shallow (thus likely a model/dummy canopic jar). No traces of painted or incised text are evident. Surfaces are uneven, and the jar is in slightly battered 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)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.


Height x diameter: 22.4 x 13.1 cm (8 13/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes