Human Remains

LL 5134b


Loose remains of a bandaged bundle of what might possibly be human viscera within a canopic jar (LL 5134a). Purchased at Sotheby's 23-24 July 1917 Lot 172/4: "FOUR CANOPIC JARS IN ALABASTER, comprising Mestha, the man-headed - 17 in. high ; Hapi, the ape-headed - 14 in. high ; Qebhsennuf, the hawk-headed - 13 in. high ; and Tuamutef, the jackal-headed - 15 in. high. All the vases, with the exception of the first, fully inscribed - a remarkable set of the highest importance [PLATE IV.]".