Fragment of a sarcophagus



Accession Number
W1367a
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Coffins case, Left
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage, Coffin/sarcophagus of humans
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Ruler
Amenhotep III
Material
Stone/minerals (Granodiorite)
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor, Western
Measurements
Height: 195mm | Width: 318mm | Depth: 92mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

One of two pieces of sarcophagus which do not fit together. They belong to Amenhotep Son of Hapu. His titles are shown and include: 'commander of the army'; fan bearer on the right side of the king; Overseer of the two granaries of Upper and Lower Egypt; Hereditary Noble. The material is spotted black granite. It was purchased by Wellcome from the Rustafjaell collection auctioned in 1906. Amenhotep Son of Hapu was an Egyptian saint. He was born in 1430 BC and became scribe and royal architect. He died in his 80s and was buried in a rock cut tomb in western Thebes. After his death he was revered for his wisdom and from the Late Period was worshipped as a god of medicine. The coffin is similar in style to that of Merymose, Amenhotep III's viceroy of Nubia which is now in the British Museum.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 131] Varille, A., 1968. 'Inscriptions concernant l'architecte Amenhotep fils de Hapou' (IFAO Cairo).

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