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Coffin

Object Number:
E3413B
Current Location:
Culture:
Ptolemaic
Provenience:
Egypt
Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Thirty-Third Dynasty
Date Made:
305-30 B.C.E.
Early Date:
-306
Late Date:
-29
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Wood
Pigment
Iconography:
Isis
Nephthys
Falcon Heads
Mummy
Bier
Description:
Painted wooden coffin of Djed-Hapi (earlier read as Sakhpimau). The coffin has an idealized head of the deceased wearing a long black wig and a false beard. The coffin is decorated with a wide collar with 9 horizontal bands of floral and beaded imagery with falcon-headed terminals. Below the collar is a scene of a mummy on a lion-headed bier with mourning goddesses (Isis and Nephthys) on either side. Below this is a funerary text of five columns invoking the god Anubis. The names of his parents are also given. his father was called Petosiris and his mother's name was Sermuthepet.
Credit Line:
Gift of Ethelbert Watts
Other Number:
AES91A   -   Original Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Egyptian Mummies: Secrets and Science (27 Sep 1980)
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