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Egyptian alabaster canopic lid of Imsety

E106

£925.00

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A large alabaster canopic jar lid decorated with the head of Imsety, the human-headed god and guardian of the liver.

Culture
Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 730-332 BC

Size
10.5 x 11.8 cms, c. 14cms including cement around the base

Condition
General wear and minor chipping as seen in the photographs. Mounted into a crude cement base which was previously attached to an exterior brick wall.

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK; acquired in the late 19th or early 20th Century and subsequently used as a garden ornament.

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