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Jackal-Headed Cover of Canopic Jar

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1075-332 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period or Third Intermediate Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 5/8 x 5 3/16 x 5 in. (11.7 x 13.2 x 12.7 cm) Other (Plug): 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Limestone stopper for a canopic jar in the form of a jackal's head (Duamutef). The details of the eyes and brows are heightened with black pained outlines. In the space on the front of the neck, between the two lappets of the wig, there is an inscription painted in blue. The plug is rather short. Condition: chipped and dirty.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Jackal-Headed Cover of Canopic Jar, ca. 1075-332 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 4 5/8 x 5 3/16 x 5 in. (11.7 x 13.2 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1905E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1905E_front_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 37.1905E_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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