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ID number:  ECM 6230a
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Ibis Mummy Jar
Object type:  Vessel
Culture:  Egyptian
Date made:  Late Period to Ptolemaic Period (664-30 BCE)
Materials:  Ceramic
Measurements:  overall: length: 41.50 cm x diameter: 17.00 cm x rim thickness: 1.38 cm
Provenance:  Possibly from Tuna el-Gebel, Middle Egypt

Redware conical pot that once held an ibis mummy (ECM 6230b and 6230c)

Notes:  The ibis mummy was possibly intended as an offering to the god Thoth. The Egyptian also prepared elaborate effigies for sacred animals; an excellent example is the Ptolemaic cat statuettes dedicated to the goddess Bastet and inscribed with solar imagery (such as ECM 6522).

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