Fragment from Corner of Coffin?
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Black granite or basalt
Late Period (probably)
12 5/8 x 8 7/16 x 2 15/16 in. (32 x 21.5 x 7.4 cm)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Fragment of black basalt (a corner of a rectangular coffin?) inscribed on three sides with hieroglyphs in plain-incised relief. The polished top edge slants downward towards the front with a projection upwards in the rear. The rear and bottom surfaces are not preserved.
The decoration is as follows:
Front: At the top are two winged men kneeling on 'neb' baskets. Between the two is the inscription ‘Pth ‘3(?) rsy ‘inb’
‘Great Ptah who-is-south-of-his-wall’
Below this line is a line which gives twice, once from the left to right and once from the right to the left, the phrase, ‘nh, hsy ‘3 n ntr nfr,’ ‘The one greatly praised of the good god lives’. The three columns give the deceased’s' titles (center column) of hereditary-prince and count (iry-p’t, hsty-r); and the common offering formula (htp di ns’w).
Left side: Bears a decorative border enclosing a 'Was'-scepter resting on a 'neb' basket. Below this is the title ‘imy-r niwt,’ ‘overseer of the City’.
Right side: Top same as left side. Below title of Overseer is 'imntt ntr-tmr.'
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