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Canopic chest

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Wooden canopic box in the shape of a shrine with protruding base and cavetto cornice, gessoed and painted with red, blue, green, yellow and white. A mummiform falcon representing the funerary deity Sokar stands on top.

Provenance

By 1898: collection of W.T. Ready; 1898: purchased by the MFA from W. T. Ready through M.S. Prichard, October 21, 1898. (Accession Date: October 21, 1898)

Credit Line

General Funds

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 37.3 x 23 cm (14 11/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.1128

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes