19th June 2014
An Egyptian terracotta canopic jar cover, probably New Kingdom (1550-1069BC), depicting Imsety, with traces of pigment, height approx 9cm. Note: canopic jars were used by the Ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store the four main internal organs. Each of the four jars had the head of a different god, known as the 'Four Sons of Horus': Imsety, with the human head, who looked after the liver, Qebhsenuef, with the head of a falcon (intestines), Duamutef, with the head of a jackal (stomach), and Hapy, with the head of a baboon (lungs).
Hammer price: £700
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