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Egyptian wood and polychrome stucco canopic chest Egyptian wood and polychrome stucco canopic chest
EGYPTIAN WOOD AND POLYCHROME STUCCO CANOPIC CHEST

Each side is painted with three registers of djed pillars and Isis knots. Vignettes of the deceased with Duamoutef and Imsety; Horus, and feathers of Maat and lotuses; the deceased faced with Hapi and Qebsentenuef; and two Osiris, a table of offerings between.

Early Ptolemaic, ca. Late 4th/early 3rd Century BC

H. 14 1/2 in. (37 cm.)

Ex Collection of R.F., Brusells, Belgium, acquired in Belgian art market 1985-86.

Published J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2014, no. 186.

From the IVth century BC, this type of casket replaces the four canopic jars which one finds in the previous epochs. Cf. R. Meffre, Le crépuscule des pharaons, Paris, 2012, pp. 164-165, no. 80. Cf. a similar chest in Sotheby's London 11/26/68 dated as XXVIth Dynasty.

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Egyptian wood and polychrome stucco canopic chest
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