<em>Snake Coffin (Atum)</em>, 664–343 B.C.E. Bronze, lead, 2 15/16 x 1 7/16 x 3 1/8 in. (7.5 x 3.6 x 7.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.600. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 16.600_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)

Snake Coffin (Atum)

Medium: Bronze, lead

Dates:664–343 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 15/16 x 1 7/16 x 3 1/8 in. (7.5 x 3.6 x 7.9 cm)



Accession Number: 16.600

Image: 16.600_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Oblong bronze container presumably for mummified reptile or similar with two lines of hieroglyphic inscription incised in the front. On top of container, in the round, uraeus serpent, Atum, with body arranged in figure 8 form. Front of body and head erect. Details of body incised. Inscriptions. A small M3't feather connects hood to lower body. Condition: Good. Small hole in rear of base, probably a casting detail. Small hole in top of base under body of serpent.

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