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Archeological Object

Canopic jar of Djed-mutiu-ef-ankh


Canopic jar of Djed-mutiu-ef-ankh

The vase, tapering towards the base and with a rounded shoulder, shows five columns of hieroglyphics framed within a box in the front. The text contains a ritual formula, typical of the Saitic period, with the words pronounced by the goddess Nephthys for the protection of the contents of the jar, identified with the funerary genius Hapi. The hieroglyphs are carved with care and filled with black.

The lid is relevant and in fact there is concordance between the lid with the shape of the head of a baboon and the tutelar genius mentioned in the inscription. The lid appears to be of good quality workmanship.

The Archaeological Museum of Parma also has the other three canopic jars of Djed-mutiu-ef-ankh (Inv. no. 188-190- 191).

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 189
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Purchased by Roberto Palin in 1844
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

the Theban necropolis

Object
  Definizione: Canopic jar
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject: Canopic jar of Djed-mutiu-ef-ankh
Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Saitic Period
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Alabaster
  Height: 38
  Diameter: 9
  Varie: Height 38 cm with lid, diameter of the mouth 9 cm
Bibliography
  Bibliography: 1964, Botti G. “I cimeli egizi del Museo di Antichità di Parma” in Accademia Toscana di Scienze e Lettere “La Colombara”, vol. IX, Firenze, pp. 117 - 118 (cat. 189), tav. XXVIII