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Object Number: E3413B
Current Location: Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Ptolemaic
Provenience: Egypt
Dendereh
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
Credit Line:Gift of Ethelbert Watts, 1898
Other NumberAES91A - Original Number

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Egyptian Mummies: Secrets and Science (27 Sep 1980 - 15 Feb 2016)View Objects in Exhibition

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