Fragment of a wooden coffin



Accession Number
EC419
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Maths and writing case, Maths
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage
Period
Third Intermediate Period
Material
Wood
Measurements
Height: 244mm | Width: 139mm | Depth: 47mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A painted wood coffin fragment. It is painted with three columns of hieroglyphs "[...] his enemies are [beheaded] on this sand-bank of Nedyt, on this day of the great division [battle]". This is part of Chapter 146 of the Book of the Dead. The sand-bank of Nedyt was where Osiris was killed by Seth and resurrected by Isis and Nephthys. Reference to this battle between Osiris and Seth indicated that the forces of evil must be overcome so that the deceased can live again like Osiris. The piece dates from the late Twenty-fourth to early Twenty-fifth Dynasty.

Inscription

[... bḥn] ḫftyw.f ḥr ṯs <pw>y n ndyt hrw p<w>y n pš ꜥꜣ<t> [...] his enemies are [beheaded] on this sand-bank of Nedyt, on this day of the great division (battle).

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 25 Jun 2022

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