<em>Canopic Jar</em>, 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)

Canopic Jar

Medium: Egyptian alabaster (calcite)

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1980-1075 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 15 1/2 × Diam. 8 in. (39.4 × 20.3 cm)


Accession Number: 37.1380Ea-b

Image: 37.1380Ea-b_front_PS2.jpg,

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 The fact that it is human-headed raises the question as to whether or not it was originally made for this vessel because, with an inscription to Hapy, one would normally expect an ape-headed lid.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.

Brooklyn Museum