Dummy canopic jar (Hapy)

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period to Late Period, probab
945–525 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1885

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

This dummy canopic jar is carved of white limestone and shaped as a narrow jar form topped with the head of a baboon, representing Hapy, one of the Four Sons of Horus (protectors of the viscera of the deceased). Black painted facial details have been added for the eyes, nose, and mouth. No indications of applied text are present.

Provenance

Said to be from Gurna. 1904: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe (with object 04.1884) for £1.10. (Accession date: 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund