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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE CANOPIC JAR LID IN THE FORM OF HAPI

LATE PERIOD, 26TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 664-525 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE CANOPIC JAR LID IN THE FORM OF HAPI
LATE PERIOD, 26TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 664-525 B.C.
4 ½ in. (11.4 cm.) high
Provenance
Prof. Dr. Roland Bay (1909-1992), Orselina, acquired in the 1950s; thence by descent to the current owner.
Literature
S. Hermann, Le don du Nil: Art égyptien dans les collections suisses, Basel, 1978, p. 81, no. 281.
Exhibited
Le don du Nil, Art égyptien dans les collections suisses, Genève, Basel, Bern, Zürich, Luzern, 1978.
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Lot Essay

Removing the internal organs of the deceased and placing them in canopic jars was an essential part of the Egyptian mummification process. By the New Kingdom, the four jars were fashioned in the likenesses of the four sons of Horus, falcon-headed Qebehsenuef, human-headed Imsety, jackal-headed Duamutef and baboon-headed Hapi, represented in the present example. Each god protected a particular organ, with the lungs being entrusted to Hapi.

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