Fragment of a coffin



Accession Number
W1042
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Drawers beneath senet board, Drawer 5
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage, Coffin/sarcophagus panel
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt, Tuna el Gebel
Measurements
Height: 530mm | Width: 355mm | Depth: 27mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Divine Name
Osiris

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Description

A painted wooden panel of seated Osiris. He wears a feathered garment and his chair is also feathered. The lotus and papyrus are placed behind him, along with Wadjet, the cobra goddess of lower Egypt. No. 6865 written on the bottom. The pink colouring is quite typical of Roman Period funerary items and is said to represent the rising sun. W1042a probably belongs to the same coffin.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 255] Kurth, Dieter 1990. Der Sarg der Teuris: eine Studie zum Totenglauben im romerzeitlichen Agypten.

Wellcome Number
A61339; R6865
Other Identity
7 (written in square brackets on the object)
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Exhibition
1996–1997, 05 Oct–05 Jan. Swansea, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum, 'The Face of Egypt'
Last modified: 12 Jun 2022

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