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Canopic jar (Qebehsenuf)
Funerary monument and ornaments
Saïtic period, Dynasty XXVI (664-525 B.C.)

Canopic jars were the containers used to preserve the entrails removed from corpses during the mummification process. The entrails were protected by the four sons of Horus: Qebehsenuf, the falcon, was the protector of the intestines.
This jar is inscribed with formulas from the Pyramid Texts, which contained instructions for funeral ceremonies.

Inventory: Inv. MB 309

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