Coffin of Baksaenmut Fragment



Fragment of a coffin for Baksaenmut. Panel enclosed within two bars of wood, the upper one having dowel of peg holes in top and tenons projecting from the sides. Inscribed on both sides . Inscription on front of bar is incised. The lower bar also has projecting tenons and inscribed with vertical columns of hieroglyphs divided by lines of white. On one side the joins have been concealed with stucco and the inscription covers the whole surface. In the centre of the outer face is a figure of Isis standing in a shrine. The inscriptions are written in black. The three horizontal lines of inscriptions give part of the 119th chapter of the Book of the Dead. The 22 vertical lines contain part of the 17th chapter of the Book of the Dead.