Snake Relic Box

55.82.110

On display

Rectangular hollow coffin that contained two small mummified snakes wrapped in cloth. The top is adorned with two painted erect serpents. The sides are painted light brown with black edges framing hieroglyphic signs painted in black. The two mummified snakes are no longer in the box and are unlocated (University cat. no. 1138) as is the base of the coffin John Garstang excavated about 250 tombs at "Beni Hasan South" near the mouth of the gorge of the Speos Artemidos in 1904, but this work is less well recorded than that of the earlier shaft tombs he excavated at Beni Hasan.