Mrs. Prindle first saw this set of canopic jars on a visit to Nicholas Tano’s Cairo establishment early in 1922, but did not finalize the purchase until the following year. A lengthy correspondence between them followed her visit, and also between her and the American Express office and the American Legation in Cairo. In the course of these communications, Tano writes that the jars had been seen and dated by both James Henry Breasted of the Oriental Institute at Chicago and H.E. Winlock of the Metropolitan Museum, two of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists. Also included is a photograph of the jars with a note from Winlock on the back suggesting their 26th Dynasty date, and a letter from him to Mrs. Prindle noting that his museum “…had a great many dealings with Tano and never regretted any of them”.
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