Embalming pot of a priest

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7510 Z

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

25.1515

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7510Z. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1925: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition