Middle Coffin Lid of Padiamun



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 catalogue card). There were four dowel holes on each side length. DESTROYED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.