Fragment of an anthropoid inner coffin
The object is a fragment of an anthropoid inner coffin. It is rectangular and formed part of the left leg. It is painted on both sides.
On the outside, three vignettes are painted, bordered by checkered bands and vertical textcolumns. Along the upper border runs a frieze of interchanging ma'at-feathers and uraei. The background colour is yellow.
In the right vignette, a figure striding to the right is depicted. He wears a short kilt, a long wig and the ceremonial beard, and holds an ankh-sign and a long heqa-sceptre. Opposite, a winged udjat-eye is depicted, from which a uraeus with the Double Crown and ankh-sign hangs down. In between are food-offerings. The middle and left vignettes show the same scene, the uraeus is absent in the left one. Legenda are written in the vignettes.
The representation on the inside is rotated 90 degrees in respect to the outside: Isis and Nephthys bewail a multicoloured Djed-pillar, crowned with a sun-disk. They both wear a white dress with two red ribbons, and have uncovered their breasts. Their hairs are put in a head cloth with a red fillet around it. On the head, the goddesses carry the hieroglyph for their names. The background colour of this scene is red.
Present location ALLARD PIERSON MUSEUM [06/002] AMSTERDAM
Inventory number APM 8103
Dating 21ST DYNASTY
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category COFFIN/SARCOPHAGUS OF HUMANS
Material WOOD; PLASTER
Technique PAINTED ON STUCCO
Height 28.8 cm
Width 66 cm
Depth 4.8 cm
(1) Words to be spoken by Duamut, daughter of the god, the eye of Re, mistress of invocation offerings,
(2) that they may give offerings (consisting) of provisions, the best ointment, alabaster and clothing.
(3) Words to be spoken by Qebeh, the foremost of the West, in it
(4) that she may give offerings (consisting) of provisions, the best ointment, alabaster and clothing.
(5) I am Nephthys, the Morning Star, the eye of Re, [mistress of invocation] offerings.
(6)-(8) Hapi, the great god, the great god.
Bibliography•(onbekend), Veilingscatalogus Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 1936, (nr. 26)
•R.A. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Egypte, geschenk van de Nijl, 1992, 29/fig. 8
•W.M. van Haarlem, CAA Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam, Fasc. IV, 1997, 21-24