About this object

Mummiform wooden coffin trough of the Wab-Priest of Amun, Padiamunnebnesuttauwy. The exterior has layers of gesso and is painted; the interior seems to have a layer of linen on which decoration is painted, including an image of a goddess with outstretched arms along the length of the floor, surrounded by spells in fairly cursive hieroglyphs. The underside of the trough is decorated with an image of a djed column. Along the thickness of each side are four mortise holes. The inside surface of the trough is generally in a poor state of preservation and there is 19th century repair, including a patch of material (260 x 115 mm) screwed to the middle of the proper left inside. Around the middle area of the floor are large patches of brittle resin and bandages stuck to the surface.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date made
    650 BC - 700 BC (Dynasty 25 late - Dynasty 26 early) about
  • Materials
    Paint; Wood; Plaster; Linen
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Sams
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date collected
    1833
  • Measurements
    164 mm x 540 mm x 1815 mm x 20 kg
  • Note
    For the name see Ranke, Personennamen, I, p. 122, no. 6 [pA-dj-jmn-nb-ns.wt-tw.wj]
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Previous owner); Joseph Sams (Collector, previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Joseph Sams

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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