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A Set of Four Egyptian Alabaster Canopic Jars, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 B.C.
belonging to the High Priest Psamtik, "Great of Fire" and "Controller of the Two Thrones", of Thoth at Hermopolis Magna, each of slightly flaring ovoid form carved with frontal panels containing columns of inscription, and surmounted by lids representing the Four Sons of Horus, from the left jackal-headed Duamutef, protector of the stomach, wearing an incised broad collar, falcon-headed Qehbusenuef, protector of the intestines, with large carefully shaped eyes, human-headed Imsety, protector of the liver, with finely carved face and traces of black pigment on the eyes, and baboon-headed Hapy, protector of the lungs, with traces of black pigment on the eyes and incised straight mouth.
Heights 36 cm. 35.8 cm. 33.6 cm. and 33 cm.
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來源

Harold S. Vanderbilt  (1884-1970), Newport and Palm Beach
Eleanor E. Funkhouser, Mt. Airy Farm, Mt. Jackson, Virginia, received as a gift from the above
by descent to the present owner

相關資料

The inscriptions contain prayers and record the name of the owner of the jars, the High Priest Psamtik, and name each of the Four Sons of Horus and their respective responsible goddess. Other examples of complete sets with their lids are in the Museo Gregoriano Egizio, Vatican City (G. Botti and P. Romanelli, Le Sculture del Museo Gregoriano Egizio, Vatican City, 1951, nos. 67-70), Liverpool Museum (P.Bienkowski and A. Tooley, Gifts of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Arts and Crafts in the Liverpool Museum, 1995, pl. 114), the A.V. Lane Collection, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Cairo, JE 85915, painted alabaster jars of Psusennes I, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (S. D’Auria, P. Lacovara, and C.H.Roehrig, Mummies & Magic, The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt, Boston, 1998, no. 137); also compare Sotheby’s, New York, November 28th, 1990, no. 67 and December 15th, 2016, no. 7. 

The Vanderbilt family traveled to Egypt in 1887, a journey which included the very young Harold Stirling Vanderbilt and his older sister Consuelo, later Duchess of Marlborough. Two albums of photographs by Antonio Beato, now housed at the University of California, were probably assembled to chronicle that trip.

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