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Canopic Jar Inscribed for Neferi

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Date:
ca. 1550–1295 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt; Said to be from Middle Egypt, Asyut (Lykopolis)
Medium:
Pottery, Nile B, red ochre wash, paint
Dimensions:
Overall H. 40 cm (15 3/4 in.). Jar only: H. 28 cm (11 in.); Diam. 23 cm (9 1/16 in.). Lid only: H. 11.4 (4 1/2 in.); Diam. 13.9 cm (5 1/2 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.150.43a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117
The inscriptions on each of Neferi's four canopic jars invoke one of the Four Sons of Horus, the funerary deities who protected four the internal organs that were removed during mummification. This jar invokes Imseti who protected the liver.
Purchased in Luxor from Mohammed Mohassib, 1911.

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