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Canopic jar lid (Hapy)

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This canopic jar lid is carved of travertine (Egyptian alabaster) in the shape of a baboon head, which represent Hapy, one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased. The modeling is not especially detailed, rather it is somewhat muted. However, the surface shows some...

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From El-Kurru, Pyr. III, Tomb of Neupery. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1921: received by the MFA. (Accession Date: January 1, 1921)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.


El Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Height: 13.0 cm (5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes