Canopic jar of princess Sithathoryunet - Hapy

Middle Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 111

The four canopic jars of the king's daughter Sithathoryunet all have human-headed lids like most jars dating to the Middle Kingdom. The jars were intended to store the four internal organs removed during mummification, the lungs, liver, intestines, and stomach. The inscriptions on the jars invoke the four funerary goddesses and the Four Sons of Horus who protect these organs. The inscription on this jar invokes Nephthys and Hapy, who protect the lungs.

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