Coffin footboard

Egyptian
Greco-Roman Period
A.D. 50–100


Dimensions

Height x length: 46.6 x 63 cm (18 3/8 x 24 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.37

Medium or Technique

Painted wood

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Footboard depicting the mummification of Osiris by Anubis. Two mourning women, representing Isis and Nephthys, stand at either end of Osiris. There is a vertical strip of hieroglyphic text in both upper corners; however, their meaning is not fully understood.

Provenance

December 14, 1979: New York sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, sold to MFA.

Credit Line

Egyptian Special Purchase Fund