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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 18

    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED ALABASTER CANOPIC JAR LID

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XIX-XX, 1307-1070 B.C.

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    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED ALABASTER CANOPIC JAR LID
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XIX-XX, 1307-1070 B.C.
    Depicting the falcon-headed Qebehsenuef, with a triangular beak and bulging eyes, painted with encaustic, including a striated wig, collar, facial markings, eyes, lashes and pupils, the inset cylindrical stopper once corresponding to the opening of the now-missing jar
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high


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    For other painted alabaster canopic jars of the late New Kingdom see fig. 270, p. 423 in Hayes, The Scepter of Egypt, Part II.

    Provenance

    French Private Collection, acquired in Cairo 1943-1944.
    with Jean-Loup Despras, Paris.