Middle Coffin Lid of Padiamun card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Middle Coffin Lid of Padiamun


Currently not on display

Padiamun’s mummy was originally nested in a set of three coffins, but the middle coffin was lost in 1941 when the Museum was destroyed by a fire. The coffin was mummiform in shape, with Padiamun shown wearing a wig striped green and yellow, with a red face and eyes pained in black and white. On the pectoral were bands of lotus petals and beads and rows of drop-beads below. Down the front was a vertical line of hieroglyphs which were copied by Professor Percy Newberry in about 1910 (see attached record card). There were four dowel holes on each side length.