This canopic jar lid is fashioned of a pinkish-buff pottery and shaped as a human head. Surface treatment may have included a pink to white slip and some degree of burnishing. The eyes are painted white with black pupils, and the brows and lashes are black.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way