- Museum number
Basalt anthropoid sarcophagus of Pakap: inscribed for Pakap, who had the secondary name Wahibre-em-akhet. The base is undecorated except for a single line of inscription mentioning Pakap's names and titles. The lid is dominated by a large face framed by a striped tripartite wig which, together with the divine beard. Below the head the amuletic "broad collar" is a central panel of hieroglyphic text in three columns.
- Production date
- 589BC-570BC (or later)
Height: 88 centimetres
Length: 260 centimetres
Width: 121 centimetres
- Curator's comments
M. L. Buhl, ‘The late Egyptian anthropoid stone sarcophagi’ (København, 1959), p. 25 (A.6);
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' III (Part 2) (Oxford, 1979), p. 290;
W. El-Sadeek, ‘Twenty-sixth Dynasty necropolis at Gizeh : an analysis of the Tomb of Thery and its place in the development of Saite funerary art and architecture’ (Vienna, 1984), pp. 131, 271, pl. V;
C. Zivie-Coche, ‘Giza au premier millénaire : autour du temple d'Isis, dame des pyramides’ (Boston, 1991), pp. 283-7;
J.H. Taylor and N.C. Strudwick, Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt. Treasures from The British Museum, Santa Ana and London 2005, pl. on p. 4, pp. 66-7, pl. on p. 66.
Being studied as part of PhD by Elisabeth Greifenstein (University of Wuerzburg).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2005-2008, California, The Bowers Museum, Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
2011-13, Travelling Exhibition, Mummy: The Inside Story
19th Nov 2011- 11 Mar 2012. Richmond , VA, Virginia Museum of Fine Art. Mummy. The inside story.
- Associated titles
Inscription from: Pyramid Texts
Inscription from: Book of the Dead (Spell 174)
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number