About this object

Fragment of a coffin for Baksaenmut. Panel enclosed within two bars of wood, the upper one having dowel of peg holes in top and tenons projecting from the sides. Inscribed on both sides . Inscription on front of bar is incised. The lower bar also has projecting tenons and inscribed with vertical columns of hieroglyphs divided by lines of white. On one side the joins have been concealed with stucco and the inscription covers the whole surface. In the centre of the outer face is a figure of Isis standing in a shrine. The inscriptions are written in black. The three horizontal lines of inscriptions give part of the 119th chapter of the Book of the Dead. The 22 vertical lines contain part of the 17th chapter of the Book of the Dead.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    747 BC - 656 BC (Dynasty 25)
  • Materials
    Paint; Wood; Plaster
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1867 before
  • Measurements
    520 mm x 725 mm x 57 mm - assuming vertical display
  • Note
    Hand copy of inscriptions made by Professor Newberry with annotations by Professor Peet in Newberry and Peet cards; Described in C W Goodwin MSS.
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)

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  • Catalogue of the Mayer Collection Part 1. The Egyptian, Babylonian and Assyrian Antiquities. Second and Revised Edition

    Gatty, Charles

    Author: Gatty, Charles
    Publisher: The Committee of the Liverpool Free Public Library, Museum and Gallery of Art
    Date: 1879
    Description: 83 page illustrated catalogue of Joseph Mayer's Egyptian and Near Eastern collection that was on display. It also includes a small number of other collections, such as those given by Mr William Crosfield in 1861, some by Mr Charles Stoess in 1869, and others by Mr J. A. Tinne in 1870. Occasionally reference will be made to the provenance of objects, in particular if they are from the Joseph Sams or Lord Valentia collections. The woodcut illustrations were produced by the noted Victorian illustrator and engraver, Llewellynn Frederick William Jewitt FSA. Compared to Mayer's 1852 catalogue there are more detailed descriptions for inscribed objects such as stelae, giving names and titles and the character of the text. Much of this information was provided by Samuel Birch of the British Museum who visited the collections in March 1877.

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    Date: 2009


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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