Canopic Jar of Wah-hor

1977.112.7b

On display

When the priest Wah-hor was being mummified, his internal organs were removed to prevent the body from rotting. They were wrapped in linen, placed in a canopic jar and buried with Wah-hor. Each organ was protected by one of the Four Sons of Horus. This jar has a lid in the shape of the hawk-headed deity, Qebehsenuef, who protected the intestines. The jar is incised with four columns of hieroglyphs with a spell that invokes Qebehsenuef to protect the contents. The inscription records that Wah-hor was the son of man called Ptah-hotep.