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Cover of a Canopic Jar with Portrait Head

A1958.3.2

A carved wood canopic jar top in the form of a human head that has a large flange stopper below it.   There are remains of painted pigment and gesso on the surface.

Title: Cover of a Canopic Jar with Portrait Head

Medium: Wood with traces of polychrome

Dates: Late Period, c. 750-30BC

Dimensions: 6.75" H

Culture: Egyptian, African

Accession Number: A1958.3.2

Rights Statement: Image Copyright - Staten Island Museum

Credit: Gift of Museum Guild

Tags: africa, antiquities, canopic, carving, egypt, egyptian, late period, polychrome, wood