About this object

Fragment of a base-board of an anthropoid coffin trough (top end) with a representation of the deified Amenhotep I, with beard and a short wig, atop which are horns, and twin feathers with a sun-disc, flanked by solar uraei. His shrouded body is shown overlaid with a bead-net pattern and he holds a crook and flail. Anubis who is shown as a jackal seated on a throne, holding a crook and flail. Name and title of the deceased are unknown. Along the proper right side are four dowel holes, one still containing a wooden dowel rod. In plaster, on the proper left side are traces of the curved edge of the trough side. The underside is plain wood.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    945 BC (Dynasty 21 late - Dynasty 22 early) about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection, 1971
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1978 before
  • Measurements
    845 mm x 385 mm x 27 mm
  • Note
    An accession number was assigned in 1978 with the assumption the item is from the Wellcome collection, gifted in 1971.
  • Related people

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  • 21st Dynasty Coffins from Thebes. Chronological and Typological Studies

    Niwinski, Andrzej

    Author: Niwinski, Andrzej
    Publisher: P. von Zabern
    Date: 1988
    Description: Theben Bd. 5.


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