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AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER CANOPIC JAR AND LID FOR IPEY
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HOWARD K. AND BENEDICTE SMITH
AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER CANOPIC JAR AND LID FOR IPEY

NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XIX, 1550-1196 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER CANOPIC JAR AND LID FOR IPEY NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XIX, 1550-1196 B.C. The jar with a flat base, tapering sides and rounded shoulders, inscribed with four columns of hieroglyphs reading: "A magical spell: O Osiris, may your two arms embrace (?) that which is within you in order to protect Qebehsenuf who is within you, [for] the one who is venerated under Qebehsenuf, the scribe and overseer of the craftsmen of the Lord of the Two Lands [named] Ipey, the justified," the lid human headed, wearing a plain wig framing the triangular face and a false beard, the eyes with modelled upper lids, extending cosmetic lines and conforming brows, the veining of the stone artfully exploited 16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 18 March 1957, lot 65.
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