- Museum number
Wooden canopic chest of Henutmehyt; two lids; painted black; contains four wooden canopic jars bearing hieroglyphic text. The canopic jars contain a bundle of organs within a coffinette.
Height: 48.20 centimetres (chest)
Height: 40.60 centimetres (each jar)
Length: 43.20 centimetres (chest)
- Curator's comments
PM I Part 2: p.839;
N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 214-16.
J.H. Taylor & D. Antoine, Ancient lives, new discoveries, London 2014, pp. 60-3.
D. Antoine and M. Vandenbeusch, Egyptian mummies. Exploring ancient lives, Sydney 2016, pp. 44-5.
Published: J. H. Taylor, 'The Burial Assemblage of Henutmehyt: Inventory, Date and Provenance' in W. V. Davies (ed), Studies in Egyptian Antiquities: A Tribute to T. G. H. James (BM Occasional Paper 123, 1999), 59-72.
J. H. Taylor, Journey through the afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, London, BMP, 2010, no. 54
- On display (G63/dc9)
- Exhibition history
2010 4th Nov-2011 6th March, Round Reading Room BM, Book of the Dead
2014-15 22 May to 19 April, London, British Museum, 'Ancient Lives, New Discoveries'
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number