About this object

Painted fragment of a section from the front of the coffin lid. The mummy has the appearance of Osiris with a green face, bear, uraeus and holding a mace (Gardiner sign T3 "HD" meaning mace or white). The mummy is on a lion-legged bed (bier) beneath which are four canopic jars. On either side of the bed is a wolf on top of a standard. Written above the one on the right are two bread loaf signs and the horns of an ox sign, spelling out the name of the wolf-god Wepwawet (wp-wAwt) the 'opener of the ways'.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    5th Century BC
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Newbury Museum, Berkshire, 1955
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1909 before
  • Measurements
    115 mm x 240 mm
  • Note
    Donated to Newberry Museum in 1909 by Mr G. E. Rennie
Object view = Humanities
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