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Canopic jar lid (Imsety)

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Cover from canopic jar in shape of human head (Imsety); light blue, with darker stripes; face in gray; eyes white; eyebrows black; without glaze.

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

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.) Other: 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.) Other (Stopper): 9c m (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1564

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes