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Archeological Object

Canopic jar of Djed-mutiu-ef-ankh


Canopic jar of Djed-mutiu-ef-ankh

The vase, tapers towards the base and with a little pronounced shoulder, shows on the front an inscription composed by five columns  framed within a box. The text contains a ritual formula in which the goddess Selkis speaks words for the protection of the contents of the jar, identified with  Qebehsenuf.  The hieroglyphs are carved with care and filled with black pigment.
The lid is relevant and in fact there is concordance between the falcon – head  lid and the genius mentioned in the inscription.
The Archaeological Museum of Parma also retains the other three canopic jars of Djed-mutiu-ef-ankh  (Inv. no. 188 - 189 - 190).

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 191
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: 37,5
  Diameter: 9
  Varie: height cm 37,5 with lid; diameter of the mouth cm 9
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, p. 118 (cat. 191), tav. XXVIII