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Sarcophagus

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Object Number:E16135B
Current Location: Egypt (Mummies Gallery)
Currently On Display
Culture:Ptolemaic
Provenience: Egypt
Period: Thirtieth Dynasty
Date Made: c. 200 BC
Early Date: -210
Late Date: -190
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Technique:Inscribed
Height: 189 cm
Width: 62.23 cm
Depth: 20.32 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from D. G. Kelekian, 1926

Description

Sarcophagus lid (A) and box (B). Cherty Limestone. Inscription on front and back; of Pedubastet [catalogue card, 1936]

The base of this sarcophagus shows the outline of the back of the legs, rump, and wig carved into the stone. The wrapped mummy would have been placed within this case and the sarcophagus closed with an anthropomorphic lid. The inscription is a mortuary text for the deceased, a man named Pedibast.

Bibliography:

[Article] Buhl, M. L. 1953. "Three Egyptian Anthropoid Stone Sarcophagi". Studia Orientalia Doanni Pedersen-Copenhagen. pg. 54 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 54View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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