Fragment of a wooden coffin
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.
- Last modified: 25 Jun 2022