About this object

Fragment of a base-board of an anthropoid coffin trough (top end) with a representation of the deified King Amenhotep I, with beard and a short wig, atop which are horns, and twin feathers with a sun-disc, flanked by solar uraei. His shrouded body is shown overlaid with a bead-net pattern and he holds a crook and flail. Anubis who is shown as a jackal seated on a throne, holding a crook and flail. Name and title of the deceased are unknown. Along the proper right side are four dowel holes, one still containing a wooden dowel rod. In plaster, on the proper left side are traces of the curved edge of the trough side. The underside is plain wood.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    945 BC (Dynasty 21 late - Dynasty 22 early) about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1978 before
  • Measurements
    845 mm x 385 mm x 27 mm
  • Note
    An accession number was assigned in 1978 with the assumption the item is from the Wellcome collection, gifted in 1971. Possibly ex Hood collection acquired by Wellcome (acc. no. 30966), at Sotheby's 11.11.1924 lot 138 "The fragment of a wooden coffin, with a figure of Osiris enthroned, etc, in bright colours on a yellow ground, well drawn and coloured, XIX-XX dynasty" - along with foot of a coffin, and two coffin ends with figures of a bull on white ground.
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • 21st Dynasty Coffins from Thebes. Chronological and Typological Studies

    Niwinski, Andrzej

    Author: Niwinski, Andrzej
    Publisher: P von Zabern
    Date: 1988
    Description: Theben Bd. 5.


Previous owners

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