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Canopic Jar with the Head of Imsety (work of art)

Artwork Info

Artist Details
Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII-XIX-circa 1550-1186 B.C.E
Medium
Sculpture, Stone
Created
New Kingdom, Dynasties XVIII-XIX, circa 1550-1186 B.C.E.
Dimensions
Jar:
H. 12 1/2 x Diam. 7 3/8 in.
(31.8 x 18.7 cm)
Lid:
H. 4 1/2 in.
Stopper diam. 3 1/4 in. (11.4 cm 8.3 cm)

About

Canopic jars contained the viscera of the deceased and were placed inside the tomb. Each jar contained specific organs; the jar with the human-head lid represented the protector deity Imsety and contained the liver. This canopic jar belonged to the overseer of the pharaoh’s double granaries, Qeny.

tags: hieroglyphics, Ancient Egypt, function, survival, ritual, interdependence, cycle

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  • Egyptian Artist Canopic Jar with the Head of Imsety

    Canopic Jar with the Head of Imsety by Unknown Egyptian Artist

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Credit

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen