Outer coffin of Nesmutaatneru
Late Period, Dynasty 25
Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, Temple of Hatshepsut, TG 875
Width x length: 72 x 204 cm (28 3/8 x 80 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)
Outer coffin, belonging to Nesmutaatneru (see 95.1407a-c). The coffin is rectangular with a vaulted lid and four corner posts. The lid and sides are made of sycamore and are undecorated, while the corner posts and framing are made of a reddish wood, with bands of inscription in white. A figure of a jackal, painted black, is affixed to the lid at the foot end of the coffin.
This outer box coffin is inscribed with standard offering formulae, addressed to Osiris, Ptah-Sokar, Re-Horakhty, and Atum. A figure of the god Anubis as a jackal sits on the lid.
From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, temple of Hatshepsut. 1895: excavated by Edouard Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; 1895: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1895)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription