Anthropoid Coffin of Iret-hor-irou

Cedar with traces of paint , H 78

Anthropoid Coffin of Iret-hor-irou

Egyptian, Dynasty 30, 380-343 B.C.

The coffin functions as a substitute for the mummified body and a surface to supply magical images and texts. The inscription in the front is unusually long and carved with attention to detail. Polychrome inlays were once inserted in the glyphs and, remarkably, a few of these remain.

Gift of Diane B. Wilsey in memory of Alfred W. Wilsey


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