A terracotta painted coffin lid. This appears to have belonged to a male as it has a beard. The figure wears a collar with hawk head terminals. Under the collar are outlined in black a bird (left) and an animal (right.) Below that are two deities possibly Horus and Anubis. It dates to the Second century AD. It has been consolidated with resin on the reverse. It must have been excavated prior to 1913 as it appears in Rustafjaell's sale catalogue. It appears to be similar to an example from Garstang's excavations at Esna, now in Liverpool Museum. Cotelle-Michell (2004: figs 117, 120, pp 54, 281-283) states that this coffin may have come from Upper Egypt or from Nubia.
See Cotelle-Michel, L. 2004. 'Les Sarcophagus En Terre Cuite en Egypte et en Nubie de l'epoque predynastique a l'epoque romaine', Dijon: Louis Faton. 90cm high. A similar coffin is held by Liverpool World Museum (1973.4.3760).
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