About this object

Canopic jar lid in the form of a baboon. Made of grey limestone, it has a detailed face and its eyes are painted with a red colour. There is chunk missing from the base of the lid on its left hand side.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1186 BC about
  • Materials
  • 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
    70 mm x 130 mm x 140 mm
  • Note
    Previously in the collection of Sir Henry Wellcome
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

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