Four Canopic Jars of Maherepri

The four canopic jars are made of fine alabaster and were found in a wooden cubic chest placed over a sledge, according to the traditions of the eighteenth dynasty. The jars contained the internal organs extracted from the mummy of the "Fan Bearer to the right of the king and child of the nursery" who lived during the middle of the Eighteenth Dynasty called Maherepri. 

Four Canopic Jars of Maherepri

The canopic jars have human heads as stoppers and are inscribed with hieroglyphic signs filled with blue paste containing the name of the deceased and the names of the gods in-charge of protecting the internal organs of the deceased. 

The facial features of the heads are marked; the contour of the eyes and the eyebrows are painted in black while the white of the eye is painted with lime containing a slight red point in the internal angle of the eye to give the impression of lively human heads.

The content of the jars were found wrapped in linen impregnated in aromatic material such as the mummy itself that was found in a sarcophagus inside the tomb.




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