Fragment of a coffin



Accession Number
EC357
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Maths and writing case, Writing
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Dynasty
Ptolemaic Period
Material
Wood
Measurements
Length: 490mm | Width: 280mm | Depth: 90mm
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Isis | Nephthys

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Description

A wooden fragment with hieroglyphs, which was likely part of a coffin. It shows Isis and Nephthys either side of a fetish. The piece was purchased by Wellcome in 1932. There are two other pieces matching this: EC356 and EC434. It dates to the Ptolemaic Period.

Wellcome Number
A125354
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 16–19 Jul 1912, Lot 518 | Glendining and Co.: 24–25 Oct 1932, Lot 37
Auction Details
Three massive pieces of ancient Egyptian wood sarcophagus case, carved in hieroglyphs.
Previous Owners
Henry Martyn Kennard (1833–1911) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Personal Name
Padiusir (pꜣ-di͗-wsi͗r)
Last modified: 09 Dec 2021

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