Jackal-Headed Cover of Canopic Jar
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1075-332 B.C.E.
Third Intermediate Period or Late Period
3 3/4 x 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 in. (9.5 x 11.7 x 11.7 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Jackal-Headed Cover of Canopic Jar, ca. 1075-332 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 3 3/4 x 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 in. (9.5 x 11.7 x 11.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1907E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1907E_PS9.jpg)
overall, 37.1907E_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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Limestone stopper for a canopic jar. The stopper is in the form of a jackal's head (Dewamutef). The jackal has a rather small face. The details of the eyes and brows are heightened by the use of black outlines. The front of the ears are marked with diagonally incised lines. The plug is short.
Condition: Numerous chips; otherwise good.
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