Exhibitions: The Mummy Chamber

Cartonnage and Mummy of the Priest, Hor

Cartonnage, linen covered with plaster and then painted, protected the mummy inside the coffin while the symbols on it helped the deceased reach the afterlife. The upper register on the front of this cartonnage shows the protective deities called the Four Sons of Horus. In the next register is the deceased in a kiosk on a bed, flanked by the goddesses of mourning, Isis and Nephthys.