Canopic Chest of Senbi
- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 12
- Senwosret I to Senwosret II
- ca. 1961–1878 B.C.
- From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Meir, Tomb B3 of the nomarch Senbi II, pit 1 (steward Senbi), Khashaba excavations, 1910–11
- Wood (ziziphus sp.), paint, string
- Chest with lid: H. 58.5 × W. 59.2 × D. 59 cm (23 1/16 × 23 5/16 × 23 1/4 in.); Inner lid: W. 50 × D. 51.2 cm (19 11/16 × 20 3/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1911
- Accession Number:
This canopic box was part of the burial equipment of the steward Senbi, which also included the Museum’s famous hippopotamus (nicknamed "William" – see 17.9.1). The box is inscribed with recitations of the four sons of Horus and invocation of offerings in the name of Anubis. The inner lid is surmounted by four wooden heads representing the four sons of Horus, the guardians of the viscera.