Fragment of a coffin



Accession Number
EC356
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Dynasty
Ptolemaic Period
Material
Wood
Measurements
length 49cm | width 28cm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Dark wood fragment with hieroglyphs, part of coffin. Hieroglyphs along top, not painted. The piece looks unfinished with some hieroglyphs cut out and others left. Purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1932. Belongs with EC434 and EC357. Ptolemaic.

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)

Inscription

Padiusir (pꜣ-di͗-wsi͗r)

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 09 Dec 2021

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