Mummy and mummy case of Tasenetnethor

Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22–24
945–700 B.C.


Length x Width: 162 x 39 cm (63 3/4 x 15 3/8 in.)

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Out on Loan

On display at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, since May 8, 1974


The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

This set is comprised of the cartonnage mummy case and the mummy of an individual named Tasenetnethor. The case is broken and missing from upper the right torso and face area, and the left foot has collapsed. The cartonnage is painted with polychrome decoration. The deceased is depicted wearing a black tripartite wig with lotus flowers arranged vertically on the left lappet. The front of the body is divided into nearly rectangular registers by a central multi-color column crossed by three perpendicular bands of the same. In the four largest compartments winged deities flank the central column with smaller mythical figures and hieroglyphic signs. The central column contains hieroglyphic text for “the Sistrum Player of Amun-Re, TasenetnetHor.” The upper torso is decorated with multi-colored bands that represent a beaded necklace/collar of several strands. Immediately below, a ba-bird rests on the chest.

This mummy and case are part of a set that also includes objects 72.4835b-c.


By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)
(Numbers reassigned & corrected September 20, 1995)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way