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Canopic jar

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This canopic jar is carved of limestone with smoothed exterior surfaces. Traces of three columns of black painted hieroglyphic text remain, though very faint. There are three evident irregularities/chips in surface; otherwise the body is intact. No lid remains. The text referes to Qebehsenuef,...

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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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 20.9 x 12.7 cm (8 1/4 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

72.597

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes