Egyptian Polychrome Terracotta Canopic Jar Lid

SKU: MS.0060

Origin: Egypt
Circa: New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, Reign OF Hatshepsut - Tuthmosis I, c. 1490-1402 B.C.
Dimensions: 3.5" Height (9cms)
Medium: Painted Terracotta

Finely modelled in the form of human-headed Imsety, one of the Four Sons of Horus, wearing a beard with a curled tip and voluminous wig, the face with outlined eyes, full lips and large ears.

with Maxburg Galerie Antiken, 1970s. Prof. Wilhelm Kreutzberg collection, Munich, acquired in 1976 from the above.

With no restoration or repair. Overall with minor surface wear nicks and abrasions, patches of wear to the polychrome particularly the proper right side of the wig. Minor worn chip to tip of nose, flaked chip to tip of false beard. Minor chips and nicks to outer and inner rim, including flaked chip to external proper right side rim and flaked chip to inner edge at the proper left side rear. Stable surface crack to interior on proper right side, running up from rim, approximately 4 cm. Very minor patches of surface dirt encrustation, including on the interior and in the ear cavities. With '2500-' inscribed in pencil on rim and and white label inscribed in ink '2'. With black block mount.

For similar lids cf. W. C. Hayes, The Sceptre of Egypt, vol. II, New York, p. 228, fig. 135.


New Kingdom

Egyptian Polychrome Terracotta Canopic Jar Lid

New Kingdom

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