London, South Kensington
30 April 2008
AN EGYPTIAN POLYCHROME TERRACOTTA CANOPIC JAR LID
DYNASTY XVIII, REIGN OF HATSHEPSUT/TUTHMOSIS III, CIRCA 1490-1402 B.C.
Human-headed, wearing a striped wig, the face with painted eyes, eyebrows and cosmetic lines, a slight smile on the lips and a large collar around the neck
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high, 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam.
Formerly in the collection of Gaston Maspero (1846-1916).
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Cf. J. Bourriau, Pottery from the Nile Valley before the Arab Conquest, Cambridge, 1981, p. 113, no 227, for similar.
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