Outer coffin of Nesmutaatneru

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25
760–660 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, Temple of Hatshepsut, TG 875

Dimensions

Width x length: 72 x 204 cm (28 3/8 x 80 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.1407d

Medium or Technique

Wood (sycamore)

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

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.

[Alternate Text:]
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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription