A Set of Four Egyptian Banded Alabaster Canopic Jars, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 B.C.
150,000 - 250,000 USD
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- A Set of Four Egyptian Banded Alabaster Canopic Jars
belonging to the scribe Nisuese, of slightly flaring ovoid form carved with four columns of inscription, and surmounted by lids representing the Four Sons of Horus, from the left human-headed Imsety, protector of the liver, with full lower lip and grooved eyes with traces of pigment, jackal-headed Duamutef, protector of the stomach, with nostrils summarily indicated and carefully incised eyes, falcon-headed Qebehsenuef, protector of the intestines, with sharply hooked beak and eyes carved in raised relief, and baboon-headed Hapy, protector of the lungs, with finely incised mouth, recessed circular nostrils, and large grooved eyes.