Canopic jar lid

Accession Number
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Canopic jar, Lid
Stone/minerals (Travertine)
Number of Elements
Divine Name
Height: 123mm | Width: 88mm | Depth: 88mm

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Lid of canopic jar, with a chip to one ear, depicting the jackal-headed deity Duamutef. Duamutef was one of the Four Sons of Horus. Canopic jars were used for containing the internal organs of the deceased. Duamutef usually looked after the stomach. For further reading see Dodson, A. 1994. 'The canopic equipment of the kings of Egypt'. Kegan paul International. London and New York and Reisner, G. 1967. 'Canopics'. Cairo. Purchased by Wellcome in 1930.


Dodson, Aidan. (1994) The canopic equipment of kings of Egypt. Studies in Egyptology. London: Kegan Paul International. Reisner, George Andrew (1967) Catalogue général des antiquités égyptiennes du musée du Caire, Nos 4001–4740 and 4977–5033: Canopics. Catalogue général des antiquités égyptiennes du Musée du Caire. Cairo: Institut français d’archéologie orientale.

Wellcome Number
J. C. Stevens. Auction and Sale Rooms: 23–24 Sep 1930, Lot 775
Auction Details
Box of Egyptian curios, beads, and 3 large scarabs.
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)

Last modified: 10 Dec 2021

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