Canopic jar Inscribed for Neferi
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- ca. 1550–1295 B.C.
- From Egypt; Said to be from Middle Egypt, Asyut (Lykopolis)
- Pottery, Nile B, red ochre wash, paint
- Overall H. 38.5 cm (15 3/16 in.). Jar only: H. 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); Diam. 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.). Lid only: H. 12 cm (4 3/4 in.); Diam. 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1911
- Accession Number:
- 11.150.42a, b
The group of four canopic jars inscribed for Neferi are unusual in that each jar is decorated with a pair of human arms and hands; the right hand holding a was-scepter and the left holding an ankh. The inscription around the shoulder of this jar invokes Hapi, one of the Four Sons of Horus, who protected the lungs after they were removed from the body during mummification. This jar was probably intended to contain Neferi's lungs.