About this object

Canopic jar lid in the form of a baboon. It is made of limestone and has a detailed face. The surface is pitted and has some pen smudges. Sticker on top of head, and underside of lid, recording lot number 1515 from auction and Wellcome collection information.

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
    William MacGregor
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1922 before
  • Measurements
    95 mm x 115 mm x 115 mm
  • Related people
    William MacGregor ( Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Previous owner)

Explore related

Events

  • Mummies and Treasures from the Graves

    Start date: 1991-07-10
    End date: 1991-07-10
    Description: An exhibition held at Yong-In Farmland, South Korea, 20 km south of Seoul.

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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