Fragment of a coffin



Accession Number
W1051
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage
Period
Third Intermediate Period
Dynasties
Twenty-first Dynasty to Twenty-second Dynasty
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
Measurements
Height: 252mm | Width: 490mm | Depth: 59mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Divine Name
Hapy (son of Horus) | Imsety

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Description

A curved coffin fragment with a yellow background. It dates to the Third intermediate Period. This is either the head or the foot end of the lower section of a a coffin. but seems more likely to be part of the head end of a coffin. It is from the Theban necropolis. The pre-1997 catalogue card states it is 'probably from a cachette of 150 coffins of families of the High Priests of Amun found in 1891'. The fragment outer surface has a yellow background, and, in the top register, a row of uraei (snakes in rearing, protective form) each with a feather. There is an inscription upon it. The inner section shows two of the four sons of Horus (Imsety and Hapy) standing before libation vases on stands. There is also the star in the circle sign of the Duat. The decoration suggests that this fragment dates to the Twenty-first Dynasty. Likely part of the same coffin as W1055.

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 08 Sep 2022

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