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Canopic jar with lid representing Duamutef
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasties XXI–XXV 1069 BCE-664 BCE

Medium
limestone
Measurements
(a-b) 33.8 × 13.2 × 15.1 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Accession Number
2.a-b-D1A
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by James E. Sherrard Esq., 1881
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Jar with a wide, flat base and ovoid body with wide shoulder. The jar is solid except for a shallow cavity below the lid. The lid is in the form of a jackal head, its basic features having been carved out. The workmanship is quite simplistic. The jackal head represents the god Duamutef, one of the four sons of Horus.