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Shroud of Hori

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 19–20
Date:
ca. 1295–1070 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Linen, gesso, paint
Dimensions:
H. 38 cm (14 15/16 in.); W. 43 cm (16 15/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1944
Accession Number:
44.2.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
This colorful scene depicts Hori at his funerary meal, wearing a cone of fragrant incense on his head. The heaped table is described as "an offering of all things good and pure for the spirit of the Osiris Hori, justified." The offerings include three white loaves of bread, a cut of meat, and various vegetables. Beneath the table are two sealed jars of beer. The scene was painted on a linen sheet that was probably a shroud laid over Hori's coffin.
Formerly Rustafiael Collection which was sold at Anderson Gallery, New York, 1915. Purchased by the Museum from Raphael Stora and Co., New York, 1944.

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