Dummy canopic jar (Hapy)
Third Intermediate Period to Late Period, probab
Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Emily Esther Sears Fund