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Canopic jar lid (Duamutef)

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This lid to a canopic jar has been carved of fine-grained white limestone and shaped as the head of a jackal (representing Duamutef, one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased). Its snout is fairly short, and its ears somewhat narrow. Its eyes and ears have been...

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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.6 x 14.3 cm (5 3/8 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.634

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes