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Canopic jar lid (Imsety)

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This is a lid to a canopic jar fashioned of pottery. It has been given the form fo a bell-shaped human head. Traces of paint remain: very small areas of light blue along the edges of the face with darker stripes of black variably preserved over the majority of the head. The face is painted...

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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: 11.1 x 13.3 cm (4 3/8 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1563

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes