mens ; inscriptie ; Amenwahsoe

Egypte en Nubië
mens ; inscriptie ; Amenwahsoe This canopic jar of Amenwahsu, a royal scribe and chief steward of the temple of Ptah, consists of a vase and a separate human head. The vase bears an inscription as well as a scene in black. The inscription which runs vertically down the front side reads 'the honoured one with Amset'. It is interrupted by the scene in the centre, which shows the deceased offering to a seated Osiris. An inscription above his head gives his titles as well as his name. The facial features of the lid are crudely indicated in black. Faience canopic jars are characteristic of the Ramesside period, during which also a wider range of decorative motifs appeared. Also by this time, each one of the four sons of Horus was differentiated with a specific head, whereas before they all four had human heads. This suggests that this is indeed the jar of Imsety which would have contained the liver of the deceased. Nowadays the canopy is completely empty and doesn't show any traces of content. Source: M.J. Raven/N. Staring, in: D. von Recklinghausen (red.), Ägyptische Mumien (Stuttgart 2007), cat. 73


Inventarisnummer: AT 5
Afdeling: Egypte en Nubië
Objectnaam: canope
Materiaal: faience
Afmetingen: 34 x 14,5 cm
Periode: Nieuwe Rijk ; 19e dynastie 1292-1196/5 v.Chr.
Vindplaats: Egypte, Sakkara
Verwerving: aankoop 1829 januari


Leemans, Description raisonnée (1840) R 71 Boeser, Catalogus (1907) E.VI.30 Beschrijving van de Egyptische verzameling, XIII, 30, Pl.VI M.J. Raven/N. Staring, in: D. von Recklinghausen (red.), Ägyptische Mumien (Stuttgart 2007), cat. 73 C. Greco, Mòmies Egípcies, El Secret de la Vida Eterna (2012) 115, 115 cat. 23

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