Fragment of a wooden coffin



Accession Number
EC283
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage, Coffin/sarcophagus panel
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Dynasty
Ptolemaic Period
Material
Wood
Measurements
Height: 211mm | Width: 472mm | Depth: 32mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

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.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 130]