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Hawk-Headed Cover of Canopic Jar

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1292-1075 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 19 to Dynasty 20
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Ramesside Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 3/4 x 4 3/16 x 3 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. (9.6 x 10.6 x 9.8 x 4.4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Limestone stopper for a canopic jar in the form of a falcon's head (Kebehsenuef). The falcon wears a heavy wig. The details of the broad collar, beak, and markings of the eye are picked out in black paint; the pupils of the eyes are painted red. The plug is long. Condition: Numerous chips; the underside is crudely carved; dirty.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Hawk-Headed Cover of Canopic Jar, ca. 1292-1075 B.C.E. Limestone, 3 3/4 x 4 3/16 x 3 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. (9.6 x 10.6 x 9.8 x 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1906E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1906E_front_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 37.1906E_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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