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Canopic Jar Representing the Deity Qebehsenuef

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18–20
Date:
ca. 1550–1070 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt; Possibly from Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
H. 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in); Diam. 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1912
Accession Number:
12.183.1c.1–.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 127
Canopic jars were made to hold the internal organs that were removed during mummification. This canopic jar, with its falcon-headed lid, probably held the intestines and was under the protection of the god Qebehsenuef, one of the Four Sons of Horus. The other three jars of the set are 12.183.1a, b,d.
Purchased as from Abydos from Sayyid Pasha Khashaba in Egypt by J. Pierpont Morgan and donated to the Museum, 1912.

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