13 June 2000
A LATE PERIOD PAINTED WOOD ANTHROPOID SARCOPHAGUS
dynasty xxvi-xxx, 664-343 b.c.
Depicted in polychrome over gesso, with columns of hieroglyphic text naming the deceased, "Lady Hathor-Mut-Netcher," and granting her the requisite funerary offerings, depicted wearing a striated wig and broad collar, the lid decorated with images and inscriptions of Mut the sky goddess, the funerary dieties Isis, Nephthys, and the four sons of Horus, with the jackal headed god Anubis shown twice at the feet, the rear with a full-length djed-pillar representing Osiris
70¼ in. (178.4 cm) high
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For a similar sarcophagus see pp. 170-175 in D'Auria, et al., Mummies and Magic. The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt.
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