Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Egyptian alabaster (calcite)
ca. 1980-1075 B.C.E.
Middle Kingdom or New Kingdom
15 1/2 × Diam. 8 in. (39.4 × 20.3 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Canopic Jar, ca. 1980-1075 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster (calcite), 15 1/2 × Diam. 8 in. (39.4 × 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1380Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1380Ea-b_front_PS2.jpg)
front, 37.1380Ea-b_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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Alabaster canopic jar and stopper. A) jar with broad shoulder. on the body are four columns of text, executed in plain-incised relief and incised lines, containing the partial remains of blue frit inlays.
The stopper is human-headed and wears a heavy wig. The fact that it is human-headed raises the question as to whether or not it was originally made for this vessel because, with an inscription to Hapy, one would normally expect an ape-headed lid.
Condition: chipped and incrusted.
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