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Canopic jar lid (Hapy)

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This lid for a canopic jar is carved of a poor quality travertine (Egyptian alabaster). It has been given the shape of a baboon's head, which represents Hapy, one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased. Features show good modeling, though the surface is generally...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan; 1921: received by the MFA. (Accession Date: January 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani, 664–653 B.C.

Findspot

El Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.2797

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes