Canopic Jar and Cover of Tjuli
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Priests separately mummified the stomach, liver, lungs, and intestines, to be placed in jars, in the most expensive method of mummification described by Herodotus. The practice of removing the organs and packing them separately declined in the Middle Kingdom and later, yet Egyptians still included canopic jars in burials. And while the covers of Middle Kingdom canopic jars all have human heads, by the New Kingdom the jars of the royal scribe of Ramesses II, named Tjuli, had human, baboon, jackal, and falcon heads.
Egyptian alabaster (calcite), pigment
ca. 1279-1213 B.C.E.
18 1/2 x Diam. 6 11/16 in. (47 x 17 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Canopic Jar and Cover of Tjuli, ca. 1279-1213 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster (calcite), pigment, 18 1/2 x Diam. 6 11/16 in. (47 x 17 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 48.30.4a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 48.30.4a-b_PS9.jpg)
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