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Dummy canopic jar (Hapy)

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This dummy canopic jar is carved of white limestone and shaped as a narrow jar form topped with the head of a baboon, representing Hapy, one of the Four Sons of Horus (protectors of the viscera of the deceased). Black painted facial details have been added for the eyes, nose, and mouth. No...

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Said to be from Gurna. 1904: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe (with object 04.1884) for £1.10. (Accession date: 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period to Late Period, probab, 945–525 B.C.


Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes