Coffin of Wenuhotep

A work made of wood, pigment.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of wood, pigment.

Date:

Third Intermediate–Late Period, late Dynasty 25–early Dynasty 26 (about 700–600 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Coffin of Wenuhotep

Origin

Egypt

Date

780 AD

Medium

Wood, pigment

Inscriptions

The registers following represent: 1.) The deceased before Osiris and Isis. Columns of writing which separate the Horus-sons at the ends read, "Utterance by Osiris the august house-mistress Wenuhotep, deceased, daughter of the priest...Thothhirthaw. " 2.) The deceased on a lion bier (note the lion's head, tail, and legs). Above is the winged sun disk, emblem of Horus of Edfu, the hawk god who appears at each end of the band. Below are grouped the four canopic jars. The inscriptions which begin here are continued farther down, after skipping the next register. That at the mummy's left prays for a royal offering of Osiris, presided over the West, the great god, lord of Abydos; may he give an offering. As space gave out here, the text breaks off abruptly witout the usual detailed list of wants. At the right Wenuhotep's mother is named: Her mother, the house-mistress Bast [ ], deceased, revered in the presence of the great god, the lord of the sky. 3.) The sun god in his barque, worshiped at either side by an ape.

Dimensions

44.1 × 181 × 51.4 cm (17 3/8 × 71 1/4 × 20 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1893.14

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