- Museum number
Base and lid of the anthropoid wooden inner coffin of Hornedjitef, son of Nekhthorheb, who held a large number of priestly offices, polychrome painted and gilded face, wig, collar and pectoral, winged scarab across breast, body inscribed with vertical registers of painted hieroglyphs, flanked by deities, the rest of the surface is unelaborated, interior of base also decorated.
- Production date
- 240BC (circa)
Length: 194.50 centimetres
Width: 60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- In set with 6677 and 6679
S. Walker and M. Bierbrier, Fayum. Misteriosi volti dall'Egitto, London 1997, p. 58 .
Art and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt, Japan 1999-2000, .
PM I Part 2: p. 623.
Green in Davies, Colour and Painting, London 2001, p. 44, col. pl. 9 ;
N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 294-6.
- On display (G62/dc20)
- Exhibition history
1997 22 Oct-1998 30 Apr, Italy, Rome, Fondaione Memmo, Ancient Faces
2010-2011, London, BM/BBC, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.6678 (Birch Slip Number)