Real Egyptian Canopic Jars
Canopic jars. One of Horus's four sons was represented on the lid of each jar. The human-headed Imsety looked after the liver; Hapy, a baboon, guarded the lungs; Duamutef, a jackal, protected the stomach; and Qebehsenuef, a falcon, cared for the intestines. Royal Ontario Museum, Canada.
Christie's auction. Jun-08-05. Lot 8 is an impressive alabaster Egyptian canopic jar and lid for Ipey, New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII-XIX, 1550-1196 B.C. The 16 3/4 inches object comes from the Collection of Howard K. and Benedicte Smith. It has an estimate of $20,000 to $30,000. It sold for $38,400 ($4,800 each!).
jar of Prince Hornakht
Calcite and wood. From Deir el-Bahri, Upper Egypt, 21st Dynasty, c.1069-945 BC. This set of jars belonged to the lady Neskhons, wife of the High Priest of Amun, Pinedjem II, and are inscribed with her name and numerous titles. The wooden lids are painted in brilliant colours and constitute one of the finesh collective images of the Sons of Horus. British Museum, London, UK.
Canopic Jars with Lids, alabaster, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Ramesses II (circa 12791213 B.C.). Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund.
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