Alabaster Canopic Jar In Two Parts

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Specimen Count
2
PROVENIENCE UNDOCUMENTED. IDENTIFICATION PROVIDED BY HMSG.
Jackal-headed lid, mismatch between inscription and lid figure.
From NMNH Exhibit Hall "Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt" label for this artifact, 2011: Canopic jar, ca. 664-525 BC. Container held mummified organs needed for the deceased’s immortal body. The jackal, Duamutef, guardian of the stomach, crowns the jar.
Record Last Modified
12 Jul 2017
Topic
Archaeology
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Donor Name
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Collector
Joseph Hirshhorn
Height
51.117cm
Depth
25.718cm
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Anthropology
Place
Egypt (not certain), Africa (not certain)
Accession Date
1992-Aug-28
Object Type
Canopic Jar
Accession Number
370312
USNM Number
A553174-0
Culture
Egyptian, Late Period
: Dynasty XXVI