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Coffin footboard

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Footboard depicting the mummification of Osiris by Anubis. Two mourning women, representing Isis and Nephthys, stand at either end of Osiris. There is a vertical strip of hieroglyphic text in both upper corners; however, their meaning is not fully understood.

Provenance

December 14, 1979: New York sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, sold to MFA.

Credit Line

Egyptian Special Purchase Fund

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period, A.D. 50–100

Dimensions

Height x length: 46.6 x 63 cm (18 3/8 x 24 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.37

Medium or Technique

Painted wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi