Canopic jar lid

Accession Number
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Canopic jar, Lid
Stone/minerals (Limestone)
Height: 88mm | Width: 120mm | Depth: 113mm
Number of Elements
Divine Name

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Limestone canopic jar lid depicting the falcon-headed Qebehsenuef. Facial details have been added in black ink. The beak is partially damaged, with old restoration work evident. Canopic jars were the four jars used for containing the internal organs of the deceased. Qebehsenuef looked after the intestines. Purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1906 from the collection of Robert de Rustafjaell.


Dodson, Aidan 1994. The canopic equipment of the kings of Egypt. Studies in Egyptology. London; New York: Kegan Paul International. Reisner, George Andrew 1967. Canopics: nos 4001–4740 and 4977–5033. Catalogue général des antiquités égyptiennes du Musée du Caire. Le Caire: Institut français d'archéologie orientale.

Last modified: 04 Dec 2021

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