Coffin Box card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Coffin Box


Currently not on display


Shallow box of an early Ptolemaic Period wooden coffin without lid. The underside is decorated with a large djed column, from the top of which emerge two serpents wearing slar discs. Set above this is a blue band with a single row of yellow stars representing the night sky. Above this is the back of a wig held together by a bow. The colours employed are red, yellow and dark blue. The interior is plain. Maximum width of 620 mm at the shoulders and 280 at the feet. Conservation Note 1988: Shrinkage of wood,surface loss, old wood boring beetle infestation.