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
- H. 30 cm (11 13/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1911
- Accession Number:
Each of four jars in Neferi's set of canopic jars is decorated with human arms and hands that hold a was-scepter (right hand) and an ankh (left hand). These arms probably indicate the protection of the deity who is invoked in the inscription on each jar - in this case Qebehsenuef, who protected the intestines which were probably originally stored inside.