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Canopic jar of Tetinakht

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18, early
Reign:
reign of Ahmose I
Date:
ca. 1550–1525 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, el-Asasif, Birabi, Tomb CC 9, Carter/Carnarvon 1907–1911
Medium:
Pottery
Dimensions:
H. 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in); diam. 19.2 cm (7 9/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.181.253a.1–.2
  • Description

    Three canopic jars (12.181.253a–c) were found in a tomb dating to the beginning of Dynasty 18. Two of the lids are shaped like animal heads which represent jackal-headed deity Duamutef and falcon-headed Qebehsenuef, two of the Four Sons of Horus. The third represents the human-headed Imsety. These are the earliest datable examples of animal-headed stoppers on canopic jars, a style that did not become common until later in the New Kingdom.

  • Provenance

    Excavated by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon between 1907 and 1911. Went to the Egyptian Government in the division of finds. Purchased from the Egyptian Goverenment in 1912.

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    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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