29 Jan Alabaster canopic jar lid with glass and stone inlays, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, late reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1340–1336 B.C. Western Thebes, Egypt. 
Canopic jars were used to store the four internal organs that were removed during mummification. Although intended for a funerary context, the face on this canopic jar lid was carved by a master with the skill and care one might expect in a more public portrait. - metmuseum.org

Alabaster canopic jar lid with glass and stone inlays, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, late reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1340–1336 B.C. Western Thebes, Egypt.

Canopic jars were used to store the four internal organs that were removed during mummification. Although intended for a funerary context, the face on this canopic jar lid was carved by a master with the skill and care one might expect in a more public portrait. - metmuseum.org

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