jueves, 28 de enero de 2016

Coffin

Coffin
Period: Middle Kingdom
Dynasty: Dynasty 13
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Date: ca. 1802–1640 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, East of Pabasa and north of Padiamenemopet, MMA excavations, 1919–20
Medium: Sycomore wood, paint
Dimensions: Coffin box: L. 196 cm (77 3/16 in); W. 48 cm (18 7/8 in); H. 60 cm (23 5/8 in) Lid: L. 177 cm (69 11/16 in); W. 45 cm (17 11/16 in); H. 15 cm (5 7/8 in)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1932
Accession Number: 32.3.431a, b
Like the other black-painted coffins in gallery 109, this one has bands of inscription containing spells from the Coffin texts. In the texts, a word meaning "whoever" appears in place of the coffin's eventual owner. The Horus eyes at the head end of the left side are enclosed in a panel with a cavetto cornice on top and a false door appears in the decorative polychrome dado along the bottom of the coffin box. A woman with upraised arms appears at the head and the foot of the coffin. These probably represent the goddesses Isis and Nephthys.
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