Canopic Jar of Amunhotep, Chief Builder of Amun

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 1550-1292 BCE
Earthenware with pigment, 39.6 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm (15 3/4 x 10 x 10 in.)
Gift of Henry H. Getty and Charles L. Hutchinson,
Art Institute of Chicago #1892.38
Photo © Joan Ann Lansberry

(From info card)
"During the mummification process, the liver, lungs, stomach, and intestines were removed from the body, separately mummified, and stored in the tomb in four vessels, called Canopic jars. Each organ was places under the protection of a deity whose head appears on the stopper of each jar."