Embalming pot of the priest Horsematawy
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7510 Z
Height x diameter x diameter of base: 8.3 x 12 x 5 cm (3 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)
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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 Horsematawy, son of Pakhas.”
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