Votive Box with Snake Figures



Two figures of erect cobras on top of a small shrine-shaped box that once held two votive snakes wrapped in cloth. The sides of the box 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's team 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.