Coffin Footboard (of Padiamun)



Wooden footboard from the smallest coffin of Padiamun's burial assemblage (see record M14003a). The foot end of the coffin was damaged by water used to put out a fire that destroyed the Museum in 1941. The footboard became loose and was assumed destroyed until identified in the collections in March 2020. The painted surfaces were once brightly decorated but this has now darkened. On the interior is painted a shen hieroglyph in red, yellow and black. Part of one side is missing (about 10 mm). There are three loose fragments of wood and painted linen. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Textile on surface lifting, surface dirt, cloth is cracking, loose piece, surface dirt.