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Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25, 760–660 B.C.
Findspot: Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, Egypt
Length: 186 cm (73 1/4 in.)
Classification: Tomb equipment
On view in the: Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery
Large anthropoid coffin of wood, simply decorated but beautifully worked. Most of the lid is plain, but the face, wig and broad collar are plastered and brightly painted. On the chest is a winged sun disk, a vignette showing the deceased before Ra-Horakhty, and two columns of inscription.
The first column of hieroglyphs reads:
Recitation, Osiris, the Lady of the house Ns-mwt-Aa-nrwt, the daughter of the beloved of god... Southern Hieliopolis, TA-n-WAst. Her mother is the Lady of the house Ns-nsw-pA-Xrd, the vendicated, the revered.
The second column reads:
Recitation, Hail to you, xnty-imnty, Osiris who is in the midst of Abydos. May you give abundance of offerings to the Beautiful West so that I might recive from the Lords of the Necropolis, who said to me ...
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