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Canopic jar head

Second Intermediate Period
Dynasty 13, late–18, early
ca. 1700–1550 B.C.
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Tomb of Nakht (493), outside NE corner, Pit 468, MMA excavations, 1913–14
Pottery, marl C, self slip
H. 10.1 cm (4 in.); diam. 13 cm (5 1/8 in.); Diam. of rim (irregular) 7.3–5.5 cm (2 7/8–2 3/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1915
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

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