AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD CHILD SARCOPHAGUS FOR TEHA
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXII, 1070-712 B.C.
Gessoed and painted, comprising a lid and trough, formed of several pieces of wood joined by dowels, the lid with the deceased wearing a tripartite wig, painted with hieroglyphic eyes and conforming brows, the elaborate broad collar with falcon-head terminals, the sky goddess below kneeling in right profile with her wings outstretched, additional protective symbols above, the deceased depicted as a mummy on a lion-form funerary bier above canopic jars, the lids with heads of the Four Sons of Horus, with two columns of hieroglyphs below reading, right to left, "Recitation by Osiris, Foremost of the West, Great God, Lord of Abydos, Savior(?) of the Osiris Teha(?), born of Herwer," the foot board with facing jackal deities; the sides with the Four Sons of Horus; the back of the trough with the Goddess of the West facing right, standing on a plinth, wearing a tightly-fitted sheath and a tripartite wig surmounted by a solar disk, holding an attribute in each hand
45 in. (114.3 cm.) high