From: Egypt

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

Object Number E16135B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ptolemaic
Provenience Egypt
Period Thirtieth Dynasty
Date Made ca. 200 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Limestone
Technique Inscribed

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.

Additional Description from David P. Silverman (ed.). Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the Uiiversity of pennsylvania Museum. Cornell University Press. 1997.

Height 189 cm
Width 62.23 cm
Depth 20.32 cm
Credit Line Purchased from D. G. Kelekian, 1926

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