About this object

Canopic jar containing some remains of strong smelling black coloured resinous material.
Smooth outer surface, with a few scratches. Two numbered stickers at top of jar - one "395/6" other "...82"
Diameter of the base is 116 mm. Depth of interior is 146mm.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Limestone; Resin
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Richard Bethell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1924 before
  • Measurements
    238 mm x 175 mm x 175 mm
  • Note
    Round auction sticker on the side: 395/6. Purchased by at Sotheby's (Bethell Sale) 15 December 1924, lot 395 ("three limestone canopic jars with heads of Hapi, Duamutef and Qebsennef").
  • Related people
    Richard Bethell (Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Richard Bethell

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1924-12-15
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

    Owned from: 1924-12-15
    How acquired: From Henry Solomon Wellcome
    Owned until: 1971
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Henry Solomon Wellcome

    Owned from: 1924-12-15
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1936-06-25
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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