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 trough was mummiform in shape with the exterior painted with a row of hieroglyphs running all the way around. The inscription was copied by Professor Percy Newberry in about 1910 (see attached record card). On the inside floor of the trough was an image of the Goddess of the West standing with the hieroglyph for 'west' on her head, and clad in a garment of bead work. The hair was tied by a red fillet. Around her neck was a necklace and in each hand were ankh hieroglyphs. The sides of the coffin were plain.