About this object

Trough of a coffin belonging to a man named Haty (HAty). The outer sides of the trough are decorated with a continuous line of brightly coloured yet crudely painted hieroglyphs on a white ground. The floor of trough is decorated with a giant djed-pillar with arms holding ankh symbols. The djed-pillar represents the backbone and ribs of the god Osiris. By being painted inside the coffin, it was believed to give stability to the mummy’s backbone so the dead person could stand upright and be reborn in the Afterlife. The lower half of the floor is damaged and partially missing. The lid was fixed in place by four tenons on each side that fitted into mortices cut into the thickness of the trough walls.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date made
    747 BC - 656 BC (Dynasty 25)
  • Materials
    Paint; Wood; Gesso
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Sir Robert Ludwig Mond, LL.D, F.R.S., F.S.A, 1939
  • Collector
    Robert Ludwig Mond
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    460 mm x 559 mm x 1828 mm
  • Note
    Ex Institute of Archaeology, Liverpool, catalogue number 5.
  • Related people
    Robert Ludwig Mond (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Robert Ludwig Mond

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Excavation
    Owned until: 1939
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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