Cartonnage case footboard



Accession Number
W1026
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
Measurements
Height: 206mm | Width: 318mm | Depth: 22mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Bull/cow
Divine Name
Apis

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Description

A wooden footboard from a cartonnage case with black bull. It is painted red on black. The inscription reads "Osiris Apis". Apis bulls appear on coffins and cartonnages from the Twenty-second Dynasty onwards. This example dates from the Third Intermediate Period to the Late Period. Bonnet (RAeRG p. 49) states that the Apis scene originated in 'the Running of the Apis ritual', in which offerings were seen as emanations of the god, and hence were called "body parts of the god". This was connected with Osiris and his body parts so that the Apis became a carrier of the deceased.

Inscription

wsi͗r ḥp = Osiris Apis

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 18 Oct 2020

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