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AN EGYPTIAN CALCITE-ALABASTER CANOPIC JAR AND LID
AN EGYPTIAN CALCITE-ALABASTER CANOPIC JAR AND LID

LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN CALCITE-ALABASTER CANOPIC JAR AND LID
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI-XXX,
664-343 B.C.
The tapering jar on a flat base, the falcon-headed lid identified with Hapy, one of the Four Sons of Horus, to whom the liver was entrusted, details of the face incised
12 in. (30.5 cm) high
Provenance
Maurice Nahman
Alexandra Manserro-Nahman

Lot Essay

For a similar example in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, see pp. 190-191, cat. no. 137, in D'Auria, et al., Mummies and Magic, The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt.
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