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Dummy canopic jar (Hapy)

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This dummy (completely solid) canopic jar is carved of limestone in the shape of a small, narrow jar with slightly convex sides that culminated in false lid. The lid is shaped as a baboon head, the entire front portion of which has broken off, but has been mended. The head represents Hapy, one...

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From el-Kurru, pyramid 18 (tomb of Shebitka). March 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. (Accession Date: January 21, 1921)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka, 698–690 B.C.


Nubia (Sudan)


Height: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes