Coffin of Namenkhamen
Late Period, late Dynasty 25
early 7th century B.C.
Object Place: Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahari
Height x width x length: 29 x 50 x 184.5 cm (11 7/16 x 19 11/16 x 72 5/8 in.)
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Wooden anthropoid coffin covered with a thin layer of plaster and painted. The deceased is shown wearing a full, blue and yellow striped wig with a beaded or flowered circlet at the top, a false beard, and a broad collar. A pectoral of the winged goddess Nut is painted on the chest. The body is divided into panels by bands of hieroglyphic text. In each panel are depictions of gods, including the four sons of Horus. At the foot of the coffin is an image of Isis, keeling with outstretched wings. The inscriptions identify the owner as the prophet of Montu Namenkhamen, son of the prophet of Amen Ankhpakhered and great-grandson of Osorkon III.
From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari. 1893: excavated by Edouard Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund; 1894: assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1894)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription