Description This jar was intended as a funerary gift and belonged to: "The one venerated before Anubis, who is within the place of embalming, the Osiris, the scribe Amenhotep." By the New Kingdom, the deceased were routinely identified with the god Osiris and was called "an Osiris." At this time, terracotta vessels were sometimes painted to imitate luxury goods made of glass or stone.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] One revered by Anubis, who is in the place of embalming, Osiris, the scribe Amenhotep.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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