Jackal Gods on the Djehutymose Coffin
The elaborately decorated coffin of Djehutymose on display in the Kelsey Museum’s permanent gallery is covered with texts and images designed to protect the dead person for whom it was made. On the lid of the coffin, the major jackal gods are represented in full force, giving a sense of how important they were for the protection and guidance of the dead. Wepwawet appears once (outlined in yellow) in a procession of gods. Duamutef appears twice (outlined in blue), once in procession and once in the form of a canopic jar. Anubis appears three times (outlined in red), twice in the divine processions on either side of the coffin and once in the very center, embalming the dead Djehutymose.