Canopic Jar of Djehuty

LL 5132
Creamy yellow Egyptian alabaster with horizontal veins; the surface has a very high polish. The polishing has partly erased some of the hieroglyphic signs and must therefore have been done afterwards. Dark brown stains occur on the interior surface. Five columns of an inscription, with incised lines separating the columns and forming a box around the whole inscription, have been roughly pecked out, originally filled with a dark substance of which only faint traces remain. From right to left the hieroglyphs read: "Recitation by Nephthys: 'I conceal what is secret, I provide protection for Hapy who is within me. The protection of the Osiris, the god's father, sm-priest in Letopolis, priest who separates the two gods (Horus and Seth), Djehuty, justified, son of the prophet of Amun-ra, Nefer-ka-seker, born to Iret-iru, justified, is the protection of Hapy. (For) the Osiris, the god's father, sm-priest, wnr- priest in Letopolis, priest who separates the two gods, Djehuty, justified, son of the prophet of Amun-ra, Nefer-ka-seker, born to Iret-iru, justified, he is Hapy' ". Diameter of base 88 mm; interior cavity has concave sides with rounded base; diameter of mouth 104 mm; depth of jar 162 mm.