Egyptian Alabaster Canopic Jar

SKU: MS.0040

Origin: Egypt
Circa: Third Intermediate Period, 26th Dynasty, c. 664 - 525 BC
Dimensions: 13" Height x 11" Height excl. lids x 6.9" Weight (33cms x 28cms x 17.5cms)
Medium: Alabaster

Of broad-shouldered ovoid form, the four columns of incised inscription including the owner’s name and that of  the falcon-headed Son of Horus Qebehusenuef, protector of the intestines, the lid in the form of baboon- headed Hapy, not belonging to the jar but probably from the same original set, the details of mouth and nose incised.  


John Lindquist (1890-1980), Boston, Massachusetts, acquired prior to 1976 inherited from the above by the present owner

Surface with some chips and abrasions. Small areas of darker stains. Inscriptions with some of the original black pigment.

Two other canopic jars belonging to Pedihormednu's set, also with mismatched stoppers, are in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts: inv. no. RES.22.233a-b, jar inscribed for Hapi with human-headed stopper of Imsety (bequeathed to the Museum in 1922 by Mrs Francis C. Lowell: Göttinger Miszellen, vol. 21, 1976, pp. 53-55), and inv. no. 20.55, jar inscribed for Imsety with jackal-headed stopper of Duamutef (lent by the Lowell Institute). The still missing fourth jar is inscribed for Duamutef with falcon-headed stopper of Qebehsenuef.

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