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Canopic Jar

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster (calcite), frit
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1980–1075 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom or New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 15 1/2 × Diam. 8 in. (39.4 × 20.3 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1380Ea-b
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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 The fact that it is human-headed raises the question as to whether or not it was originally made for this vessel because, with an inscription to Hapy, one would normally expect an ape-headed lid.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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Canopic Jar, ca. 1980–1075 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster (calcite), frit, 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)
    IMAGE front, 37.1380Ea-b_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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