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Canopic jar

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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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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

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.

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

48.1288a-b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes