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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Bird-Headed Lid
Date Made:1570-1185 BCE (New Kingdom, Dynasty 18-19)
Type:Container
Materials:Clay, slip
Place Made:Egypt; Abydos; excavations of 1910-1911
Measurements:H.: 2 inches; Diam.: 4 inches; Head: H.: 1-3/8 inches; W.: 1-1/8 inches
Accession Number:  MH 1911.3.A.A
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Round lid surmounted by bird's head; of dark red clay coated with white slip. Lid most likely for a shabti jar, not a canopic jar.

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

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https://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?t=objects&type=ext&id_number=MH+1911.3.A.A

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