Canopic Jar and Cover of Lady Senebtisi
Priests separately mummified the stomach, liver, lungs, and intestines, to be placed in jars, in the most expensive method of mummification described by Herodotus. The practice of removing the organs and packing them separately declined in the Middle Kingdom and later, yet Egyptians still included canopic jars in burials. And while the covers of Middle Kingdom canopic jars all have human heads, by the New Kingdom the jars of the royal scribe of Ramesses II, named Tjuli, had human, baboon, jackal, and falcon heads.
- Medium: Limestone, painted
- Place Excavated: Harageh, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1938-1759 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 15 1/2 x Diam. 8 1/2 in. (39.4 x 21.6 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 14.662a-b
- Credit Line: Museum Collection Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Canopic Jar and Cover of Lady Senebtisi, ca. 1938-1759 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 15 1/2 x Diam. 8 1/2 in. (39.4 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 14.662a-b. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)