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Egyptian canopic jar with head of jackal (Duamutef), Late Period (664-332 BC)

Conservation:  Surface wear and chipping
Material:  Alabaster and limestone
Dimensions:  37 cm
Provenance:  Classical Archaeology F. Cervera, Spain, 2016
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)


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It is a canopic jar whose lid represents Duamutef the jackal. The canopic jars were the containers that were placed in the tomb and were used to contain the viscera of the deceased when he was mummified. It was a set of four jars whose lids represented the four sons of Horus: Kebeshenuef (falcon) for the intestines; Hapi (baboon) for the lungs; Amset (woman) for the liver; and Duamutef (jackal) for the stomach.

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