Kate Phizackerley on
Saturday, December 18, 2010
The canopic jars in KV55 are important as they were orginally dedicated to Kiya and form part of the evidence that at least some funerary goods were relocated back from Amarna to the Valley of the Kings. This photo by Doris Pemler of the one in the Met is one of the finest shots I have ever seen. For anybody looking for photos for websites, it is also available under a Creative Commons licence - details if you follow the link through to Flickr. Of course we don't know whose organs are in the jars ... If you are interested in how the canopic jars from KV55 have been attributed, this paper by Cyril Aldred is worth reading. In it he discussed how hair style has been used to identify the likely personages represented in various Amarnan objects. (PS the identification with Kiya is disputed with some people suggesting they show Meritaten.)
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