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Canopic jar: E.S.15

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Carved stone canopic jar in the shape of the baboon-headed God. Incised hieroglyphics on the front of the jar have the remains of blue pigment in them. The baboon face is coloured with red pigment. There are remains of black pigment on the eyes and possible black stripes on the sides of the cheeks. There are smooth white stripes over the top of the head. These may be areas of polished stone or a thin white paint. There are remains of red paint over these shiny white areas.

Canopic jar, inscribed for Sitamun, baboon head lid

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  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown by ?

Components of the work

Lid: Depth 17 cm Height 14 cm Width 12.2 cm
Jar: Diameter 16.8 cm Height 28.1 cm

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Techniques used in production

Painted Carved

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.S.15
Primary reference Number: 64646
Oldadmincategory: S
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Audit data

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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