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
- Overall H. 40 cm (15 3/4 in.). Lid: H. 12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.); Diam. 12.3 cm (4 13/16 in.); Diam. of rim 8.4 cm (3 15/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1911
- Accession Number:
- 11.150.41a, b
The inscription around the shoulder of this jar records the name of the owner, Neferi, and invokes Duamutef, one of the Four Sons of Horus, who protected the internal organs that were removed during mummification. Duamutef protected the stomach suggesting that the jar once contained this organ. Neferi's canopic jars are each decorated with a pair of human arms; the right hand holds a was-scepter and the left holds an ankh.