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Coffin of Isetirdis

Period:
Late Period, Saite
Dynasty:
Dynasty 26
Date:
664–525 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, East of Pabasa - radim, Embalmer's Cache F, MMA excavations 1918–19
Medium:
Wood, gesso, paint
Dimensions:
L. 180 cm (70 7/8 in); W. 50 cm (19 11/16 in); H. 42 cm (16 9/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.3.44a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
A coffin of 26th Dynasty type, inscribed for the Lady of the House Isetirdis, decorated with figures of protective deities and spells. When discovered, it contained no mummy, but instead bits of what appear to be embalming tools.
Museum excavations, 1918-1919. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds. Accessioned, 1930.

Aston, David 2009. Burial Assemblages of Dynasty 21–25: Chronology – Typology – Developments. Contributions to the chronology of the Eastern Mediterranean, vol. 21, Denkschriften der Gesamtakademie, 56. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, p. 287.

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