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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Jackel-headed lid
Date Made:1570-1185 BCE (New Kingdom, Dynasty 18-19)
Type:Container
Materials:light red coarse ware
Place Made:Egypt; Abydos, tomb P Beta, excavations of 1910-1911
Measurements:H.: 2-3/8 inches; Diam.: 2-3/4 inches
Accession Number:  MH 1911.4b.A.A
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Round lid of reddish buff clay, surmounted with head of jackal. Pointed ears, protruding eyes, head leaning slightly forward. Most likely for shabti jar, rather than canopic jar.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; animals; pottery; vessels; containers; rituals; ceremonies; deaths; tombs

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