Coffin of Nakht-ankh


On display

Rectangular wooden coffin inscribed for Nakht-ankh. The trough is painted in polychrome with a series of monumental doorways and an eye-panel at the head end on one side. The horizontal line of hieroglyphic inscription extending along the upper edge on either side invokes Osiris. A series of four vertical columns of inscription breaks up the decoration on either side. The lid is decorated and inscribed but damaged (areas appear burnt, most likely to have occurred in 1941 when the museum was destroyed by fire). The head and foot ends of the trough are framed by three lines of inscription. The interior of the trough is not decorated and the floor is missing. Probably from Beni Hasan, tomb number 135.