Cartonnage case footboard



Accession Number
W1025
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Animals case
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage, Coffin/sarcophagus panel
Periods
Third Intermediate Period to Late Period
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
Measurements
Height: 177mm | Width: 277mm | Depth: 20mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Bull/cow
Divine Name
Apis

This image may be used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. For uses not covered under the Creative Commons license, or to license images for commercial uses, please contact the Egypt Centre.

Description

A wooden footboard from a cartonnage case with black and white Apis bull painted upon it. The Apis bull wears a uraeus. The inscription states this was made for the Lady of the House and Chantress of Amun, Tjesmutperet, daughter of Nespasefy. The Apis bull was put on private coffins and cartonnages from the Twenty-second Dynasty onwards. It is probably from the Hood Collection, which was sold in 1924. Most of Hood's items originated from the Theban area, which may also be the case in this instance.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 94]