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An Egyptian Wooden Canopic Chest Panel, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE

EW1907

From a wooden canopic box or chest, this rectangular panel depicts the Egyptian jackal-headed god Duamutef, one of the four Sons of Horus and the protector of the stomach. Facing proper left, the quintessential human body and jackal head, wearing a tripartie wig and broad collar, holding an ankh in both hands. The left and right borders decorated with black semicircles, the bottom border with a black and red rectangular motif.

Dimensions: Height: 16 1/4 inches (41.27 cm)

Condition: With losses to the polychrome and slight losses to the wood edges, overall intact and in good condition.

Provenance:   Private Californian collection acquired in the 1970's and then by descent.


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