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Alabaster canopic jar and lid with jackal's head, Duamutef; inscribed on side [GLYPHS] Horemakhet; black remains inside. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_29-4-434
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Canopics and canopic Boxes
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7524 A, room VII (?)
  • Material
    Alabaster
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23 cm Diameter: 12.9 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 29.1134a-b
  • Date of Register Entry
    04/19/1929 (?)
  • Owner
    Horemakhet (in G 7524)
  • Attested
    Hetepbasteru (in G 7524)
  • Remarks
    One of set of four alabaster canopic jars with lids representing four sons of Horus, including 29-4-433 (Imseti, human-headed), 29-4-434 (Duamutef, jackal-headed), 29-4-435 (Hapi, baboon-headed), 29-4-436 (Qebehsenuef, hawk-headed).
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7524

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Full Bibliography

  • D'Auria, Sue, Peter Lacovara, and Catharine H. Roehrig. Mummies & Magic: The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1988, pp. 190-191, cat. 137.

    Zivie-Coche, Christiane M. Giza Au Premier Millenaire: Autour du temple d'Isis dame des pyramides. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1991, pp. 274-275.

Photos 4

People 2

Ancient People

  • Hetepbasteru (in G 7524)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother of Horemakhet. Name appears on inscribed ushabtis from set of ca. 384+ inscribed and uninscribed ushabtis (29-4-407), with ca. 329+ inscribed for Horemakhet (uninscribed ushabtis from this set attributed to Horemakhet); name also appears on set of four (29-4-433 = MFA 29.1133a-b, 29-4-434 = MFA 29.1134a-b, 29-4-435 = MFA 29.1135a-b, 29-4-436 = MFA 29.1136a-b) alabaster canopic jars (with lids in form of heads of four sons of Horus) inscribed for Horemakhet; found in G 7524 A, room (?). Name Hetepbasteru (on ushabtis) also written as Hedebiru (on canopic jars) [for possibility of both names as corruptions of Hedebast(et)eru, see Ranke vol. I, p. 261 #7].
  • Horemakhet (in G 7524)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Child ([ms n] born) of Hetepbasteru. Set of ca. 384+ inscribed and uninscribed ushabtis (29-4-407), with ca. 329+ inscribed for Horemakhet (uninscribed ushabtis from this set attributed to Horemakhet); set of four (29-4-433 = MFA 29.1133a-b, 29-4-434 = MFA 29.1134a-b, 29-4-435 = MFA 29.1135a-b, 29-4-436 = MFA 29.1136a-b) alabaster canopic jars (with lids in form of heads of four sons of Horus) inscribed for Horemakhet; found in G 7524 A, room (?).