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Canopic Jar of Manhata

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III
Medium:
Limestone, blue paste
Dimensions:
H. jar 31.8 cm (12 1/2 in); h. jar with lid 41.8 cm (16 7/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
18.8.1a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 118
Two canopic jars inscribed with the name Manhata are on display in the Museum (18.8.1a, b, .3a, b). These are part of a set of jars that once held the four internal organs that were removed during the mummification process. Each is inscribed with a text placing the organ inside under the protection of one of the Four Sons of Horus.

Manhata, whose name suggests that she came from western Asia, also had a silver libation jar (18.8.22a, b) and a heart amulet (26.8.144) inscribed with her name.
Purchased in Luxor with other objects presumed to be from tomb 1, wadi D in the Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, 1917.

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