Fragment of a wooden coffin



Accession Number
EC365
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Coffins case, Left
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage
Period
Late Period
Dynasty
Twenty-fifth Dynasty
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 315mm | Width: 570mm | Depth: 31mm
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Isis

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Description

This is part of a wooden coffin of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty. In the centre the goddess Isis is shown in the attitude of mourning and holding a folded cloth. Egyptologists believe this was probably a mummy bandage. On either side of a figure the inscription quotes the assurance of Osiris that he will provide funerary offerings for the deceased, Huiru(?). No parentage is given. The filling in of the hieroglyphs with white uniform background is typical of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty. The reverse (interior of the coffin) has a plain white wash. This is the foot end of rectangular coffin (bottom part). This item was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1927.

Wellcome Number
A61341 | R6861 (written on the object in black ink)
Other Identity
2111
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)

Inscription

ḏd mdw i͗n wsi͗r di͗.f ḥtpwt ḏfꜣw nb ḫt nb<t> nfr<t> wꜥb<t> ḫt nb<t> nḏm bnr n-kꜣ-n Wsi͗r ḥw-i͗r.w mꜣꜥ-ḫrw nb i͗mꜣḫ ḫr nṯr ꜥꜣ Words spoken by Osiris, (in order that) he may give offerings and provisions, everything good and pure, everything sweet and pleasant for the ka of Huiru(?), true of voice, possessor of reverence before the Great God.

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Personal Name
Huiru (ḥw-i͗r.w)
Last modified: 18 Oct 2020

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