Cartonnage covering



Accession Number
AB124
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Cartonnage display
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage, Mummy cover
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Dynasty
Ptolemaic Period
Material
Cartonnage
Measurements
Height: 496mm | Width: 311mm | Depth: 2mm
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Duamutef | Hapy (son of Horus) | Imsety | Isis | Nephthys | Nut | Osiris | Qebehsenuef

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Description

Cartonnage covering for the chest area dating to the Ptolemaic Period. At the top is a ba-bird with extended wings and holding shen-signs in its talons. Below that is a floral collar with hawk-headed terminals surmounted by solar-discs. This is followed by a winged female figure with a solar disc on her head and wadjet-eyes above her hands. Although she is unidentified, this is perhaps a representation of Isis or Nut. In the register below, the mummy of the deceased/Osiris lies on a funerary bed with Isis and Nephthys at the head and foot. Five gods are shown in the register below, who perhaps act as guardians since they are shown with knives (or feathers?). The bottom register shows two ram-headed gods atop shrines. The four lower registers are flanked by six mummiform deities, three on each side, with four of them being identified as the four sons of Horus. The style suggests that this cartonnage comes from Akhmim. It was found in AB118, although it is unknown if it was originally associated with this coffin. Gift from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.