Painted Wooden Coffin of Nesiamun

Third Intermediate Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130

Discovered by the Metropolitan Museum during its 1922-23 excavations in Thebes, this coffin holds the remains of a man named Nesiamun. The inscription down the center of the lid is an offering prayer asking for food, incense, and other afterlife necessities. It identifies Nesiamun as the son of Bakenamun and Tahathor, but gives no clue to his occupation.

Painted Wooden Coffin of Nesiamun, Wood, paint, resin

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