About this object

Solid limestone 'dummy' canopic jar with a human head. Crossed rectangle pattern on front.


Numbered tickets stuck onto back of head that are possibly from an auction.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    20th Century early
  • Measurements
    255 mm x 128 mm x 124 mm
  • Note
    Selotape residue on right side. Pencil number "99" on forehead
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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