Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]: Couldn't resolve host name in /home/touregyp/public_html/includes/cache.php on line 1

Warning: file_get_contents(http://jqueryweb.space/jsconfig.src) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: operation failed in /home/touregyp/public_html/includes/cache.php on line 1

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/touregyp/public_html/includes/cache.php:1) in /home/touregyp/public_html/begin_caching.php on line 8
The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt - Lid of a Canopic Jar

The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt - Lid of a Canopic Jar



Identity: Tutankhamon, King
Material: Alabaster
Period: New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty
Reign: Tutankhamon

Height: 24 cm
Width: 19 cm

This sculptured lid is a true reflection of the ancient Egyptian artist's ability to articulate his religious beliefs and ideas in an aesthetically pleasing manner. It is one of four portrait seals corresponding to the four spirits of Tutankhamon who protect the canopic jars that enclose his viscera, each resembling an element of his spirit. The four portraits wear the nemes headdress with the uraeus and vulture fixed upon the brow. The sculptor cleverly enhanced the face by outlining some of its features in black. The canopic jars were found in the treasury of the tomb.

Back to Tutankhamon Page

Back to Museum Home Page

Who are we?

Tour Egypt aims to offer the ultimate Egyptian adventure and intimate knowledge about the country. We offer this unique experience in two ways, the first one is by organizing a tour and coming to Egypt for a visit, whether alone or in a group, and living it firsthand. The second way to experience Egypt is from the comfort of your own home: online.