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Canopic jar and lid of Prince Amenemhat

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Canopic Jar of fine limestone; lid in the shape of human head (likely the deity Imsety) with traces of black paint on hair and face and blue paint on beard; four vertical rows of hieroglyphic text on front indicate the jar belonged to Prince Amenemhat.


From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Thutmose IV (KV 43). 1902: excavated by Theodore M. Davis in the Valley of the Kings, directed by Howard Carter; assigned to Theodore M. Davis by the government of Egypt; 1903: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis. (Accession Date: May 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV, 1400–1390 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Thebes (Valley of the Kings), Egypt


Height: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes