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Fragment of an inscribed jar

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Inscribed body fragment of an alabaster jar. The glyphs are incised. The surface is worn and discolored. It is not complete.

Inscription

Text reads, in part, "the good god, Kheperkara, the Osiris, the son of Ra, Thutmose, vindicated."

Provenance

From Asyut. 1904: purchased for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Asyut, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 11 x 7 cm (4 5/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

04.1893

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels