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Miniature coffin of Saiah

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 11
Date:
ca. 2051–1981 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Mentuhotep II, South Triangular Court, Pit 13, MMA excavations, 1920–22
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
L: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.), W: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.), H. with lid: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1922
Accession Number:
22.3.12b, c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 105
Htp Di nswt Wsjr nb Dd.w xnt.j-jmn.tjw nb AbD.w m s.wt=f nb.t nfr.t wab.t pr.t-xrw n jmAx.y xr nTr aA zA-jaH ms(.w) n rn-jqr

Offering which the king gives (and) Osiris lord of Busiris Foremost of the Westerns Lord of Abydos in all of his good and pure places, invocation offerings for the venerated before the great god, Saiah born of Reniqer

Htp Di nswt jnp.w tp.j Dw=f jm.j-wt nb tA Dsr qrs.t nfr(.t) m jmn.tjt jz pr.t-xrw n jmAx.y xr nTr aA zA-jaH ms(.w) n rn-jqr

Offering which the king gives (and) Osiris lord of Busiris Foremost of the Westerns Lord of Abydos in all of his good and pure places, invocation offerings for the venerated before the great god, Saiah born of Reniqer
Museum excavations, 1920-1922; acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1922.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 162, 327.

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