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This canopic jar and lid are both made of blue to blue-green faience. The lid is shaped as the head of a baboon, representing Hapy, one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased. On the front of the jar is a rectangular panel depicting a scene, painted in black. In the...

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By date unknown: with Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951); by 1948: Mrs. J.D. Cameron Bradley collection, Southboro, MA; 1948: given to the MFA by Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley. (Accession Date: November 16, 1948)

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Gift of Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley in memory of her mother, Mrs. J. Montgomery Sears

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20, 1295–1070 B.C.


Height (lid): 7.7cm (3 1/16in.) Height x width (jar body only): 22.5 x 15.9cm (8 7/8 x 6 1/4in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes