<em>Bird Coffin of Iihetek</em>, 664-30 B.C.E. Copper alloy, animal remains (2 individuals), linen, 15 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 11/16 in. (38.7 x 8.9 x 6.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1391Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1391Ea-b_NegA_SL4.jpg)

Bird Coffin of Iihetek

Medium: Copper alloy, animal remains (2 individuals), linen

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664-30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 15 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 11/16 in. (38.7 x 8.9 x 6.8 cm)



Accession Number: 37.1391Ea-b

Image: 37.1391Ea-b_NegA_SL4.jpg,unedited master file

Catalogue Description:
One upright member of a coffin or shrine (37.1391Ea) bearing an inscription. "An utterance of Osiris Wenenafer, the great god, lord of eternity Yen Thik son of pen-weben-ta nakhty and (mother?) and grandfather name……born of Anubis who was begotten of Sebu." Condition: Broken off from the horizontal lower member. Convex side of coffin faces front. Patina is gone, stripped to bear metal. Some pitting of the surface due to improper casting. Deeply engraved relief in good condition as is the bronze in general.

Brooklyn Museum