Double canopic jar

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt

Dimensions

height x width x length (base): 28 x 13.9 x 28.8 cm (11 x 5 1/2 x 11 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1992.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

Two red, fused jars attached to one rectangular base; Right top has head of baboon (Hapy) with black wig; Left top has head of jackal (Duamutef) with black wig. Minor chipping all around rim of tops.

Provenance

By unknown date: Lord McAlpine Collection, West Green, England, By 1992: with Alan Jerome Eisenberg of Royal Athena Galleries, New York; 1992: Purchased by the MFA from Royal Athena Galleries, New York.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund and Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt, by exchange