Fragment of a coffin
A coffin fragment with a wadjet eye and hieroglyphs painted thereon, likely dating to the Twenty-fifth or Twenty-sixth Dynasty. This shows a shrouded Sokar hawk. A similar Sokar hawk can be seen on the chest of a mummy from Thebes (Aston 2009, fig. 10). Like this example, behind the hawk, the Eye can be seen on a neb basket. As the script is going one way and the pictures the other, this appears to be part of the footboard of a pedestal coffin. See also the coffin of Hor at Leiden (Inv. AMM3). The Eye and Sokar hawk would be placed so as to be the correct way round when viewed from the head of the coffin.
Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 229]
- Wellcome Number
- A61350; R6915
- Other Identity
- 1100 (round serrated label on the back)
- Last modified: 03 May 2021