Category: funerary

Lid of a canopus vase, head of Tutankhamun (…

Lid of a canopus vase, head of Tutankhamun (alabaster). Reign of Tutankhamun. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1332-1323 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Lid of the coffin of the priest of Heryshef,…

Lid of the coffin of the priest of Heryshef, Nedjemankh

The gilded mummiform coffin was made for Nedjemankh, a priest of the ram-god Heryshef of Nen-nisut. The elaborate decoration was carefully chosen and arranged to ensure that the deceased would be transfigured into one of the blessed dead. Dominating the lid are vignettes illustrating important funerary spells, along with an inscription invoking gold and silver. The interior of the lid is adorned with a figure of Nut, partially covered by silver foil; the base contains a djed pillar.

Late Ptolemaic Period, ca. 150-50 BC.

Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Diorite statue of pharaoh Khafra enthroned wit…

Diorite statue of pharaoh Khafra enthroned with wings of falcon god Horus wrapped around his head, from his valley temple near the Great Sphinx, Giza. Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, ca. 2570 BC. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Cinerary Urn (glazed pottery). Roman Period,…

Cinerary Urn (glazed pottery). Roman Period,

1st/2nd century AD

Detroit Institute of Arts

Funeral procession of Ramose, detail of a wa…

Funeral procession of Ramose, detail of a wall painting from the Tomb Chapel of Ramose

(TT55). Vizier under both Amenhotep III and Akhenaten. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1550-1292 BC. Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, West Thebes.

Face from coffin, with eyebrows inlaid in blac…

Face from coffin, with eyebrows inlaid in black. New Kingdom, ca. 1550-1077 BC. Now in the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Fragment of a coffin, Anubis and the Ba bird…

Fragment of a coffin, Anubis and the Ba bird ‘soul’ of the deceased.

Paint, stucco, and varnish on wood. Overall: 22 ¼ x 10 ¾ in. (56.5 x 27.3 cm)

Third Intermediate Period,

ca. 1075-712 BC.

Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

Relief Showing Offerings for the Deceased (…

Relief Showing Offerings for the Deceased

(painted limestone). Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty or later, ca. 2450-2290 BC. Now in the Detroit Institute of Arts,

Michigan.

Wooden face mask from coffin, flat backed …

Wooden face mask from coffin, flat backed with dowel holes for attachment to lid and remains of integrally carved beard, (wood with traces of paint, 32.5 x 19.7 x 7 cms). Ptolemaic Period, ca. 330-323 BC. Freud Museum, London.