Canopic Jar Representing the Deity Qebehsenuef
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18–20
- ca. 1550–1070 B.C.
- From Egypt; Possibly from Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos
- Limestone, paint
- H. 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in); Diam. 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1912
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Canopic jars were made to hold the internal organs that were removed during mummification. This canopic jar, with its falcon-headed lid, probably held the intestines and was under the protection of the god Qebehsenuef, one of the Four Sons of Horus. The other three jars of the set are 12.183.1a, b,d.