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Canopic jar of Djehuty

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1550–1295 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt; Probably from Upper Egypt, Thebes
Medium:
Pottery, red ochre wask, paint
Dimensions:
H. 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.); Diam. 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Darius Ogden Mills, 1904
Accession Number:
04.2.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117
This canopic jar is inscribed for a woman named Djehuty. The inscription also invokes Imsety, the god who protected the Liver, one of the four organs removed during mummification.
Collection of Judge Elbert E. Farman, formed when he was U.S. consul general in Egypt 1876–84. Donated to the museum by Darius Ogden Mills, New York, in 1904.

Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part II: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 228, fig. 135.

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