An Egyptian Jar Model Amulet, New Kingdom, ca. 1550 - 1069 BCE
Petrie termed ktematic, from the Greek word for 'property', amulets in the shape of possessions which could act as magical substitutes for real clothing, personal accoutrements, goods and equipment taken to the tomb for use in the Other Life which might be stolen or destroyed. The objects represented might be items used in life, but some were of a ritual or funerary nature, made specifically to be set on or near the mummy on the day of the burial. This small, amuletic vessel identical in shape with full-sized containers for water, wine, milk and beer.
Dimensions: Height: 0.78 in (2 cm)
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall
Provenance: According to documentation, unearthed in Upper Egypt. Private collection of Rose Henke, St Louis, MO acquired from Susette Khayat in 1966 and then by descent. A copy of the original Khayat invoice is included.
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