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Inner Coffin of Tabakmut

Period:
Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty:
late Dynasty 21
Date:
ca. 1000–950 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb MMA 60, Chamber, burial 2 (coffins of Tabakmut), MMA excavations, 1922–24
Medium:
Wood, paint, gesso
Dimensions:
L. 187 cm (73 5/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.3.11a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126
Inside Tabakmut's outer coffin (25.3.10a, b) was this inner coffin and a mummy board (25.3.12). As on the outer coffin, Tabakmut is shown in a long striated wig bound by a fillet; in this case, the long curled beard, associating the deceased with the god Osiris, is still attached to the chin. As on the outer coffin, scenes relating to the worship of Osiris cover the lid below the broad collar, and ritual scenes connected to the gods of the Netherworld adorn the sides of the box. Tabakmut's name does not appear anywhere on this coffin.
Museum excavations 1923–24. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1925.

Winlock, Herbert E. 1924. "The Egyptian Expedition 1923-1924: The Museum's Excavations at Thebes." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 19, no. 12 (December, Supplement), p. 28.

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