Shrew coffin



Accession Number
EA16023
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Animals case
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage, Coffin/sarcophagus of animals, Coffin/sarcophagus of mammal
Period
Late Period
Material
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Measurements
Height: 26mm | Length: 65mm | Width: 29mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Animal
Shrew/mouse/rat

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Description

A hollow-cast copper alloy rectangular coffin that is open at one end. It is surmounted by a solid-cast figure of a shrew with incised fur detail. This object is dated to the Late Period. On long-term loan since 2005 from the British Museum who acquired it in from Rev. Greville John Chester.

Bibliography

Goodridge, Wendy R. & Stuart J. Williams 2005. Offerings from The British Museum. Swansea: The Egypt Centre. [p. 14]