domingo, 23 de octubre de 2016


Period:Middle KingdomDynasty:Dynasty 13Date:ca. 1802–1640 B.C.Geography:From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, East of Pabasa and north of Padiamenemopet, MMA excavations, 1919–20Medium:Sycomore wood, paintDimensions:Coffin box: L. 196 cm (77 3/16 in); W. 48 cm (18 7/8 in); H. 60 cm (23 5/8 in) Lid: L. 177 cm (69 11/16 in); W. 45 cm (17 11/16 in); H. 15 cm (5 7/8 in)Credit Line:Rogers Fund, 1932

 Like the other black-painted coffins in gallery 109, this one has bands of inscription containing spells from the Coffin texts. In the texts, a word meaning "whoever" appears in place of the coffin's eventual owner. The Horus eyes at the head end of the left side are enclosed in a panel with a cavetto cornice on top and a false door appears in the decorative polychrome dado along the bottom of the coffin box. A woman with upraised arms appears at the head and the foot of the coffin. These probably represent the goddesses Isis and Nephthys.

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