Coffin of the Mistress of the House, Iineferty
- New Kingdom, Ramesside
- Dynasty 19
- reign of Ramesses II
- ca. 1279–1213 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Medina, Tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1), Egyptian Antiquities Service/Maspero excavations, 1885–86
- Wood, gesso, paint, varnish
- a) H. 175 cm (68 7/8 in); b) H. 183 cm (72 1/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Funds from various donors, 1886
- Accession Number:
- 86.1.5a, b
The Mistress of the House Iineferty was quite elderly by ancient Egyptian standards -- seventy-five years of age or older -- at the time of her death. She was buried in an anthropoid wooden coffin that shows her as a slender mummiform figure wearing a tripartite wig with a flora fillet and a wide floral collar over a long mantle. Her arms are crossed over her chest, with her hands open and palsm flat. A figure of the sky goddess Nut, wings outstretched in a protective embrace, is depicted across her abdomen The scenes painted on the front of the lid, some of which are copies of scenes on the walls of the tomb, show her worshiping gods and being venerated by two of her sons, Khonsu and Ramose. The sides of the coffin were covered with lines of funerary text and representations of the Four Sons of Horus (the deities associated with the separately mummified viscera).