- Museum number
Polychrome painted wooden base-board and vaulted cover of the coffin of Cleopatra, daughter of Candace, who died at the age of eleven years, decorated and inscribed: the base-board is rectangular and decorated with with a full-length representation of Nut with stylised tree behind, Nut's shoulders are flanked by representations of Isis and Nephthys in mourning, each with a standing female attendant or funerary deity, who holds a crown aloft, couchant jackals, seated upon shrines, are shown on either side of Nut's feet, a large deposit of black resin, with scraps of linen adhering, marks the outline of the mummy, now displayed elsewhere; the lid is vaulted with four corner posts and gable sections decorated in a pseudo-architectural style, the interior is also decorated with a representation of Nut, surrounded by the twelve signs of the zodiac arranged clockwise with, on the left side, the twelve hours of the day and, on the right the twelve hours of the night, the exterior is decorated with registers of polychrome painted funerary deities and other decorative motifs.
- Production date
- 100-120 (circa)
Height: 10 centimetres (Baseboard)
Height: 70 centimetres (Combined lid and baseboard)
Height: 68 centimetres (Lid)
Length: 184.50 centimetres (Baseboard)
Length: 178 centimetres (Lid)
Width: 75 centimetres (Baseboard)
Width: 66 centimetres (Lid)
- Curator's comments
- Found with .6707
S. Walker and M. Bierbrier, Fayum. Misteriosi volti dall'Egitto, London 1997, pp. 178-179 .
PM I Part 2: p.676
Riggs, Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt (2005): 183, 185, 186, 187, 191, 193, 195, 196, 199-201, 2020 Fig. 96, 202, 281;
N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 308-10.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1997 22 Oct-1998 30 Apr, Italy, Rome, Fondaione Memmo, Ancient Faces
- good (decoration faded in places)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This is almost certainly wrong; Salt 1823 is better.
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.6706 (Birch Slip Number)
Miscellaneous number: Salt 1821