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Tour of Ancient Egypt & Greece

  • Inner coffin of Nesmutaatneru

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    Inner coffin of Nesmutaatneru

    760–660 B.C.

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Plastered linen over wood

    Classification

    Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi

    Accession Number

    95.1407b

    Collections
    The Ancient World
    On View
    Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) - 109 More Info

    Description

    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 brightly painted on a layer of plastered linen. Nesmutaatneru wears a vulture headdress over a long wig, an elaborate broad collar, and a ram-headed pectoral. The body is divided by bands of hieroglyphic text into compartments containing images of deities associated with the afterlife. In the central scene, the deceased lies on a bier surrounded by Isis and Nephthys and surmounted by a winged scarab representing Khepri.

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  • Seated Sekhmet

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    Seated Sekhmet

    1390–1352 B.C.

    Dimensions

    Height x width x depth: 126.6 x 53.3 x 66.7 cm (49 13/16 x 21 x 26 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Granodiorite

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    75.7

    Collections
    The Ancient World
    On View
    Egyptian Colossal Gallery (Sculpture) - 209 More Info

    Description

    Sekhmet with the head of a lioness seated on square seat, holding ankh in left hand. Inscription of Amenhotep III.

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  • Perseus

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    Perseus on Pegasus Slaying Medusa

    1922–25

    John Singer Sargent, American, 1856–1925

    Dimensions

    347.98 x 317.5 cm (137 x 125 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    25.642

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    204B More Info

    Description

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