PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HOWARD K. AND BENEDICTE SMITHAN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER CANOPIC JAR AND LID FOR IPEY
NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XIX, 1550-1196 B.C.
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
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 18 March 1957, lot 65.