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Canopic Chest of Sitre

Period:
Late Middle Kingdom–Second Intermediate Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 13–17
Date:
ca. 1700–1550 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Southern Upper Egypt, Gebelein (Krokodilopolis), Egyptian Antiquities Service/Maspero excavations, 1885–86
Medium:
wood, paint
Dimensions:
H. 42 cm (16 9/16 in); w. 40 cm (15 3/4 in); d. 36 cm (14 3/16 in)
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1886
Accession Number:
86.1.46a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
Canopic chest of the House Mistress Sitra. The box is divided into four compartments which contain bundles of linen-wrapped viscera, the internal organs removed during mummification. The lid is inscribed with an invocation to the god Osiris.
Excavated at Gebelein by Gaston Maspero on behalf of the Egyptian Antiquities Service. Purchased from the Egyptian Government, 1886.

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