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Canopic Chest of Queen Nedmet
TR 20-12-25-11 Cairo Antiquities Museum
Material: Gilded and Painted Wood
Size: Height: 83 cm; Width 50 cm; Depth: 66 cm
Location: Deir el-Bahari Cache, Thebes (Discovered in 1881
Period: Late 20th Dynasty (1087-1080 BC)
A statue of the god Anubis surmounts the lid of the chest represented in the form of a naos. The statue is of wood, stuccoed and coated with black resin.
Canopic chest held the vessels that in tern held the internal organs removed from the deceased during the mummification process.
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