Canopic Jar with an Image Representing the Hieroglyph for Face
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18, early
- ca. 1550–1450 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
- Pottery, paint
- Height of a and b: 32.6 cm (12 13/16 in.); diam. of jar 17.9 cm (7 1/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Gift of Henry Walters, by exchange, 2008
- Accession Number:
- 2008.32a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117
The lid of this canopic jar is decorated with a human face styled after the traditional form of the hieroglyph "hr," the word for face in ancient Egyptian.