Contents of the Coffin of the Servant of the Great Place, Teti
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Among the greatest desires of New Kingdom Egyptians was a proper burial. This coffin was made for the artisan Teti, a “Servant of the Great Place” who painted tombs in the Valley of the Kings. He paid nearly a year’s salary for a coffin of this quality. Five different paint colors decorate the coffin: blue, yellow, red, black, and white. Each color added to the cost. The yellow background paint with red streaks is used to imitate the gilded coffins of the wealthy.
Human remains, linen, silver, soil, plants
967-837 B.C.E or 997-821 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 21 to early Dynasty 23
Third Intermediate Period
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Contents of the Coffin of the Servant of the Great Place, Teti, 967-837 B.C.E or 997-821 B.C.E. Human remains, linen, silver, soil, plants Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.14Ec-e. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CONS.37.14Ec-e_detail01.jpg)
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37.14Ec = Human remains
37.14Ed = Linens
37.14Ee = Other elements - ring, soil and garland remnants
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