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Canopic jar and lid of Amenemhat

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This canopic jar and lid are both of reddish-brown pottery with possible traces of a buff wash. Both jar and lid were wheel made with the lid also modeled by hand. A single column of black painted hieroglyphic text on body identifies the owner (see below). The lid takes the shape of human head,...

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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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 33.6 x 18.1 cm (13 1/4 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1592

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes