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Canopic jar

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This canopic jar is carved of limestone with well smoothed exterior surfaces. It has a fairly narrow base with sides flaring to distinct, high shoulders. No traces of applied hieroglyphic text are evident. The interior is narrow and shoallow. There is an irregular spot on the side.

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: 22.8 x 13 cm (9 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.602

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes