Canopic Jar


Location: On Display in the Sphinx Gallery

From: Egypt | Sedment

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E14227A
Current Location Sphinx Gallery - On Display
Provenience Egypt | Sedment
Locus Tomb 260
Period Nineteenth Dynasty | New Kingdom
Date Made ca. 1250 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Faience
Iconography Duamutef | Jackal Head

During the mummification process, embalmers removed the lungs, liver, stomach, and intestines. They mummified these organs separately and put them in canopic jars. The jackal god Duamutef protected the stomach. The hieroglyphs state that this blue faience jar belonged to a woman named Hathor who was a singer in the temple of the god Herishef

Height 29.8 cm
Credit Line Distribution from the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1921

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