Khonsu's anthropoid coffins

New Kingdom, Ramesside

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126

The Servitor in the Place of Truth, Khonsu, the son of Sennedjem and Iineferty, was buried in his father's tomb. His mummy, covered by a mummy mask and laid in the wooden inner coffin, which was then nested in the outer coffin, indicates that he was between fifty and sixty years old at his death. The outer coffin shows the deceased wearing a tripartite striated wig and holding in his right hand the djed symbol for "stability," and tit, for "protection," in his left. The wooden inner coffin of Khonsu depicts the deceased in a double wig and a short goatee. Other objects in the collection that were discovered in the same tomb can be viewed here.

Khonsu's anthropoid coffins, Wood, gesso, paint, varnish

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At left is Khonsu's outer coffin (86.1.1a, b); at right is his inner coffin (86.1.2a, b).