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Inner coffin of Nesmutaatneru

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Beautifully preserved coffin of the mummy of Nesmutaatneru (see 95.1407a). The coffin, of a type that replaced cartonnage cases, takes the form of a mummified body standing on a pedestal and supported in back by a djed-pillar, the hieroglyph for stability and emblem of Osiris. The decoration is...

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Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, temple of Hatshepsut. 1895: excavated by Edouard Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; 1895: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1895)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25, 760–660 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 169 cm (66 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.1407b

Medium or Technique

Plastered linen over wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi