Late Period Mummy

Dates from the Late Period, 712332 BCE
Balboa Park's Museum of Man

"This typical funerary inscription reads "A boon which the king gives to Osiris, Khenti-Ament (Osiris as Foremost of the Westerners, meaning those living in the underword, the great god, lord of Abydos that he may give invocation-offerings consisting of beer, oxen, and fowl." Through this formula, it was hoped that offerings to the god, made by the king, would be shared with the deceased. The inscription has several errors indicating it was done by someone unskilled at writing." (From info card)