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Canopic jar of Ankhpakhered

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This canopic jar of is carved of limestone with fairly wide mouth and deep interior cavity carved to a depth of 12.3 cm. A single column of black painted hieroglyphic text read on the exterior reads: "Recitation by Hapy: Osiris, the God's Father of Amun, Ankhpakhered" (Dd mdw in Hapy Wsir it...

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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)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

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


Height x diameter: 30.6 x 14.9 cm (12 1/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes