Jar of Pepi II

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 18 September 2019
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This calcite-alabaster jar (probably was a container for cosmetic oil) is inscribed with four royal titulary names of the Egyptian Pharaoh Pepi II (2284 - c. 2216 BCE). On the left is the nomen (birth name) of Pepi II. On the right is the prenomen (throne name) which reads "Nefer-ka-Re" ( Beautiful is the Ka of Re). At the middle is the Horus name (written in a serekh) while on the left upper corner lies the golden Horus name, which reads "skhm bik nbw" (the golden falcon is powerful). From Egypt, precise provenance is unknown. Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, 2279-2219 BCE. On display at the Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, September 18). Jar of Pepi II. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11214/jar-of-pepi-ii/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Jar of Pepi II." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 18, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11214/jar-of-pepi-ii/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Jar of Pepi II." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Sep 2019. Web. 31 Jul 2021.