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sarcophagus

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA74845

  • Description

    Fragment from the left side of the granodiorite sarcophagus of Amenhotep, son of Hapu. The exterior is decorated with remains of eight vertical columns of hieroglyphs, arranged around and above the head of a figure of a baboon, facing right. Part of a horizontal line of hieroglyphs runs across the top, where a small part of the upper edge of the sarcopgahus is preserved. The texts contain the name and titles of the Royal Scribe, Amenhotep, son of Hapu. The fragment is broken around the edges and the interior surface is plain.

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  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 330 millimetres
    • Width: 420 millimetres
    • Thickness: 73 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        exterior
      • Inscription Comment

        Parts of eight vertical lines of hieroglyphs (one survives only as a trace on the right) with a horizontal line above. Vertical lines begin with a funerary recitation text by the god Hapy, then list titles and name of owner.
  • Curator's comments

    For other fragments of sarcophagus [Louvre, Grenoble, Petrie Museum UC.14213], cf. Varille, L'Architecte Amenhotep (BdE 44): 115ff.
    Further fragments from one of this person's sarcophagi in the Egypt Centre, Swansea.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    incomplete, good

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2001

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA74845

  • Registration number

    2001,0127.1

Fragment from the left side of the granodiorite sarcophagus of Amenhotep, son of Hapu. The exterior is decorated with remains of eight vertical columns of hieroglyphs, arranged around and above the head of a figure of a baboon, facing right. Part of a horizontal line of hieroglyphs runs across the top, where a small part of the upper edge of the sarcopgahus is preserved. The texts contain the name and titles of the Royal Scribe, Amenhotep, son of Hapu. The fragment is broken around the edges and the interior surface is plain.

Detail: Inscription

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