Fragment of a wooden coffin
A painted black coffin fragment with yellow hieroglyphs. It is similar to BM29582, the coffin of Nesmin, though the latter has gilt hieroglyphs on a black background. This example belonged to a lady called Tayet, who was the daughter of Djedhor and Takerheb. According to Julia Budka, the yellow-on-black style here distinguishes it to the areas of Thebes and Akhmim. The style can be dated to the third century BCE. The writing of the MAa-xrw, with the mAat-feather, becomes common from the Thirtieth Dynasty onwards.
Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 130]
- Other Identity
- 937 (rectangular serrated label)
- Last modified: 26 Nov 2021