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Canopic jar lid

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This lid for a canopic jar is made from dull reddish-brown pottery in the shape of human head. The face is painted with yellow, while the headdress has been patterned with yellow stripes on a black background. The face wears a false beard that retains traces of blue paint. Traces of the left eye...

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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, 1550–1295 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.3 x 12.4 cm (2 7/8 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1568

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes