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Jackal-headed (dummy) canopic jar (Hapy)

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This solid, dummy canopic jar of limestone is carved in the shape of a narrow jar with very slight, high shoulders topped by a jackal head. The head represents Duamutef, one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased. The left ear is chipped. Black painted details...

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Said to be from Gurna. 1903-1904: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe (with object 04.1885) for £1.10; 1904: acquired with funds from the Sears Fund with additions. (Accession date: 1904)

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Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24, 1070–760 B.C.


Height: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes