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Canopic jar: E.S.12

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Description

Carved stone canopic jar in the shape of the falcon-headed God. The head is decorated with black pigment around the beak, yellow around the eyes and blue adjacent the eyes. There are areas of smooth white on the lid that may be a polished surface, or a paint layer. There is blue pigment in the incised hieroglyphics on the front of the jar.

Canopic jar, inscribed for Sitamun, falcon head lid

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  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown by ?

Components of the work

Jar: Height 0.3 m
Lid And Lettering:

Materials used in production

Stone

Techniques used in production

Carved

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.S.12
Primary reference Number: 64643
Oldadmincategory: S
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 21 August 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Canopic jar" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/64643 Accessed: 2021-10-19 09:56:04

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