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Canopic jar

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This canopic jar is carved of yellowish limestone with substantial presence of small pockmarks across much of its exterior surfaces. Its interior has deep chisel marks from manufacture, though the exterior has been reasonably well smoothed. A single column of well carved hieroglyphic text...

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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: 21.3 x 14.3 cm (8 3/8 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.611

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes