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Mummy and coffin of Nade...
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Mummy and coffin of Nadegaubastisred's

Egypt
22nd dynasty (945 - 715 BC)
Sycamore wood with traces of stucco and paint, papier mâché with polychrome decoration
186 x 48 x 27 cm (sarcophagus); 186 x 48 x 17 cm (lid); 176 x 38 x 22 cm (mummy)
From Cairo (Egypt)
MEV 3001

Mummy and Anthropomorphic coffin of Amon Nadegaubastisred's singer. The sarcophagus is in two parts: a box where the mummy is placed and the lid that reproduces the idealised features of the deceased. The head is covered by a heavy wig, over which the falcon Horus spreads its protecting wings. It is wearing a broad 'usekh' necklace. In the vertical register there appears written in hieroglyphic script a prayer of offerings to the god of the dead, Osiris, so that he may provide the priestess's 'ka' with everything she needs for her survival in the Afterlife, and it is presided over by the figure of the jackal god Anubis, guardian of the burial grounds and principal embalmer. The case is formed by several layers of linen and plaster, the top one being stuccoed and decorated with religious motifs. Beneath the broad 'usekh' necklace there is a pendant with the effigy of the lioness goddess Sekhmet and a bird with Amon's ram's head spreading its wings in a protective gesture. A central vertical column separates the four funerary genies called the sons of Horus, charged with the conservation of the entrails of the deceased. The hieroglyphic texts of the funerary offering are addressed to the syncretic deity Ptah-Sokaris-Osiris.


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