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Base and lid of the wooden anthropoid coffin of Irethoreru, holder of family priestly titles concerned with the cult of Min and other gods at Akhmim, covered with stucco and painted polychrome vignettes and texts: wearing wig and collar; figure of Nut, with outstretched wings, protects breast; with vignettes depicting the Weighing of the Heart and the ba revisiting the mummy, on a bier with canopic jars beneath, below; the rest of the surface is covered with painted funerary texts and representations of funerary deities; originally containing the mummy of the deceased (1888,0512.98.b).
Height: 26 centimetres (Lid)
Height: 18 centimetres (base)
Length: 185 centimetres (Base)
Length: 183.50 centimetres (lid)
Width: 54.70 centimetres (Base)
Width: 54.50 centimetres (Lid)
- Curator's comments
- Contain(s)/ed 1888,0512.98.b
PM V: p.24.
Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt, California 2005, pp.64-65.
D. Antoine and M. Vandenbeusch, Egyptian mummies. Exploring ancient lives, Sydney 2016, pp. 82-104.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2005-2008, California, The Bowers Museum, Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
2012 July - September, Tokyo, Mori museum, The Book of the Dead: Journey Through the Afterlife
2012, October - November, Fukuoka Museum of Art, The Book of the Dead
2013, May - September, Perth, Western Australian Museum, The Book of the Dead
2016-2017 10 Oct-30 Apr, Sydney, Powerhouse Museum, Ancient Lives
2017 16 Jun-18 Oct, Hong Kong Science Museum, Ancient Lives
2017-2018 14 Nov-20 Feb, Taiwan, National Palace Museum, Ancient Lives
2018 16 Mar-22 Jul, Brisbane, Queensland Museum of Art, Ancient Lives
2019-2020 14 Sept- 28 Jun, Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts, Ancient Lives EXTENDED DUE TO COVID19
2020-2021, 19 Sept - 21 Mar, Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, Ancient Lives
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Weighing of the Heart
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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