Canopic jar

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117

The inscription on this jar invokes the protection of the goddess Isis and the god Imsety for the House Mistress Seniseneb. These deities were protectors of the liver, one of the four internal organs removed from the body during mummification and usually stored in a set of four canopic jars. The inscription on a second jar belonging to Seniseneb (25.7.32a, b) invokes the goddess Selkit and the god Qebehsenuef, who were protectors of the intestines.

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