Egyptian Alabaster Canopic Jar

14743. Egyptian Alabaster Canopic Jar

Middle Kingdom, Ca. 2133 to 1797 BC

A representation of one of the four sons of Horus, Hapy in this case, the baboon headed jar, of voluminous form with nice facial features as is evident in the remains of the thin lips and raised eyes. This lid was once part of a canopic set designed to hold the internal organs of a member of the Ancient Egyptian's upper class. Condition: Abrasions, wear and good patination to stone.

Size 11 in. H. covered. Provenance: Faith Dorian and Marin Wright Collection, New York, probably acquired 1960s-1970s.

Choice and rare.


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