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Limestone canopic jar of Djedbastiufankh: with the head of Imsety. The jar has an unusually long and detailed inscription incised in columns on the body, concerned not so much to protect the body part inside, but to assure the deceased that he will have food and drink in the afterlife.
Diameter: 25 centimetres
Height: 49.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Part of a set with: 1889,07013.5.
Part of a set with: 1889,07013.6.
Part of a set with: 1889,07013.7.
Djedbastiufankh held many sacerdotal offices including that of the priest of the goddess Neith.
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' V (Oxford: Clarendon Press), p. 102;
W. M. F. Petrie, 'Hawara, Biahmu and Arsinoe' (London, 1889), pp. 8-9, 23, pl. IV;
The British Museum, 'A Guide to the First and Second Egyptian Rooms' 2nd ed. (London, 1904), pp. 125-126;
E. A. Wallis Budge, 'The Mummy: a Handbook of Egyptian Funerary Archaeology' 2nd ed. (Cambridge 1925), pp. 244-245;
J.H. Taylor and N.C. Strudwick, Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt. Treasures from The British Museum, Santa Ana and London 2005, pp. 80-1, pl. on p. 80.
D. Antoine and M. Vandenbeusch, Egyptian mummies. Exploring ancient lives, Sydney 2016, p. 44.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2005-2008, California, The Bowers Museum, Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
2016-2017 10 Oct-30 Apr, Sydney, Powerhouse Museum, Ancient Lives
2017 16 Jun-18 Oct, Hong Kong Science Museum, Ancient Lives
2017-2018 14 Nov-20 Feb, Taiwan, National Palace Museum, Ancient Lives
2018 16 Mar-22 Jul, Brisbane, Queensland Museum of Art, Ancient Lives
2019-2020 14 Sept- 28 Jun, Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts, Ancient Lives EXTENDED DUE TO COVID19
2020-2021, 19 Sept - 21 Mar, Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, Ancient Lives
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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