Canopic Jar Lid of Qebehsenuef

Culture: Egyptian
Period: New Kingdom, 19th-20th dynasty, 1292-1070 B.C.
Material: Alabaster
Dimensions: 11.5 cm x 12 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 1111
Provenance: German private collection V.L., Rhineland, acquired around 1925.
Condition: Except for some minor wear intact and of wonderful quality.
Description: Canopic jar lid of Egyptian alabaster (calcite) in form of a falcon, personifying Horus’ son Qebehsenuef. The nose is pointy and starting at the forehead, the eyes are roundly bulging out. The god wears a wig, pulled down to the forehead and falling forward sideways over the shoulders. On the lower part an inlet ring for inserting the lid into the canopic jar. Qebehsenuef guards together with his three brothers Imset, Hapi and Duamutef the intestines of the embalmed deceased. He was responsible for the protection of the organs of the lower abdomen. Furthermore, he is considered as the protective god of the deceased and their helper for the ascent to heaven. With old patina.