Coffin Box of Tamutheribes



Box of a mummiform coffin with gesso and paint decoration. Inscribed for the ‘lady of the house’, Tamutheribes, daughter of Pedenehem and Shepenesi. Outside of the coffin box is decorated with bands of yellow and white, with the inside just yellow. Inscribed inside and outside with hieroglyphs in black. Dr John Taylor of the British Museum said this was a very late example from the 26th Dynasty. The coffin had been much restored before it was described in 1877 and has since suffered damage during the Second World War. When the coffin was displayed in Joseph Mayer’s Egyptian Museum it contained a mummified female from the early Roman Period (accession number M14048). There is a hand copy of the inscriptions made by Dr C. Walters kept within the Antiquities collection archive.