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Lid
Date Made/Found: 1069-332 BC
Collector: Alderman William Bragge F.S.A. , 1823-1884
Purchased through: Alderman William Bragge F.S.A. , 1823-1884
Material and Medium: Stone
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Place Object Found: Egypt
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J11.5.81.37.1
This is the lid from an ancient Egyptian canopic jar. It depicts the head of Duamutef, one of the sons of the god Horus. He is shown as a jackal.

Duamutef is often featured on the lids of canopic jars. These jars were used to hold embalmed internal organs. The liver, lungs, intestines and stomach were removed from the body during the process of mummification and were preserved. Sometimes they were put back inside the body but usually they were stored in separate canopic jars. The jars were placed in the tomb, alongside the body in its coffin. Duamutef protected the mummified stomach.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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