6 July 2016
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE CANOPIC JAR
LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 664-332 B.C.
With a cylindrical body swelling at the shoulder and tapering to a flat base, a single column of black-painted hieroglyphs reading 'Qebehsenuef', one of the Four Sons of Horus, the lid sculpted in the form of a falcon-head, with finely-modelled facial markings
11 ½ in. (29.2 cm.) high
Private collection, Hamburg, acquired prior to 1977; and thence by descent to the present owner.
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Rui da Silva
Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Kunst der Antike: Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, 21 January-6 March 1977.
W. Hornbostel, Kunst der Antike - Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Mainz, 1977, cat. no. 10.
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