Canopic jar of princess Sithathoryunet - Imsety
- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 12
- reign of Senwosret II–Amenemhat III
- ca. 1887–1813 B.C.
- From Egypt, Fayum Entrance Area, Lahun, Tomb of Sithathoryunet (BSA Tomb 8), BSAE excavations 1914
- Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), paint
- H. 35.5 cm (14 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Rogers Fund and Henry Walters Gift, 1916
- Accession Number:
- 16.1.46a, b
The four canopic jars of the king's daughter Sithathoryunet all have human-headed lids like most jars dating to the Middle Kingdom. The jars were intended to store the four internal organs removed during mummification, the lungs, liver, intestines, and stomach. The inscriptions on the jars invoke the four funerary goddesses and the Four Sons of Horus who protect these organs. The inscription on this jar invokes Neith and Imsety, who protect the liver.