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Canopic Jar

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late New Kingdom (probably)
    DIMENSIONS 4 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 4 1/16 in. (10.9 x 12 x 10.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1896Ea-b
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Canopic Jar, ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 4 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 4 1/16 in. (10.9 x 12 x 10.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1896Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1896Ea-b_front_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 37.1896Ea-b_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Limestone canopic jar and stopper. a: Large jar with very broad shoulder, stepped mouth, and very thick base. On one side of the jar there is a painted decoration which consists of a garland of small green leaves above which there is a row of acorn-shapes. Above the latter there is a row of rosettes drawn in black ink. b: Stopper in the form of an ape's head. The figure wears a tripartite wig. The base is round and the plug is double stepped. The face bears traces of green paint and the eyes are painted white and black. Condition: Inside the jar there are small pieces of wood, linen, and numerous small blue-green glazed faience beads (disk-shaped and cylindrical). The small beads are ca. 0.15 cm in dia. and 0.8cm in length. The jar is dirty and chipped; the inside is rough.
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