Mummy board and inner coffin for Nes-pauti-taui
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Egyptian Collection
21st Dyn, c. 1000 BC; excavated in 1891
ÄOS Inv.Nr. 6261 and 6262
Wool covered with linen cartonnage; painted, vanished
Mummy Board: Length 173cm, Width 36 cm; Coffin: Length 183 cm, Width 50 cm, Height 35,5 cm
An entire set of coffins was made in Thebes for the Amun priest Nes-pauti-taui. The mummy board and both coffin lids bear the same decorative scheme. We see enormous ornamental collars of foliage and flowers. The hands are separately applied and hold the djed-pillar and the Blood of Isis. The faces and wigs are also superimposed.
"Mummy board and inner coffin for Nes-pauti-taui" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://sharinghistory.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;at;26;en
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