Embalming pot of a priest
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7510 Z
height x width x Diameter (base): 13 x 14.6 x 8.5 cm (5 1/8 x 5 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This wheel-made jar, tempered with straw, comes from an embalmer’s cache. The surface is decorated with a white wash, and a Demotic inscription reads “the prayer of the priest…” The priest’s name is not preserved.
From Giza, G 7510Z. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1925: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition