Fragment of a wooden coffin
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A painted wood fragment from an anthropoid coffin. It was in two halves, but has been re-joined at the back. Beneath an elaborate floral collar the sun god represented as a hawk with a ram's head, embraces the deceased's chest with his rejuvenating wings. On either side of his talons are scenes of the adoration of Osiris. In the lower register, flanked by winged deities, the encased mummy of the deceased is shown, lying on a lion bed above a set of canopic jars. The piece dates from the Third Intermediate to the Late Dynastic Period, but likely dates from Twenty-fifth Dynasty Thebes.