Coffin of Sha-amun-en-su

Museu Nacional

Museu Nacional
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plastered and polychrome wood. In 1876, on the occasion of his second visit to Egypt, Dom Pedro II was presented by Quediva Ismail with the beautiful painted coffin of the " Singer of Ammon ", Sha-Amun-en-su, who remained in his office until the Proclamation of Republic, in 1889 when the skiff became part of the collection of the National Museum. Later, the Egyptian collection was added of other objects by means of donations or purchases of individuals, arriving at about 700 objects. The tomographic examination performed on the mummy of Sha Amun en su revealed the presence of amulets inside the coffin, among them a heart-beetle.


  • Title: Coffin of Sha-amun-en-su
  • Creator Lifespan: -750/-750
  • Physical Dimensions: h1.58 m
  • Rights: Copyright © 2017 Museu Nacional/UFRJ
  • Setor: Egito
  • Sala de Exposição: Egito Antigo
  • Local de Coleta/Origem: Tebas ocidental, Egito Antigo.
  • Data de Origem/Produção: Baixa época, cerca de 750 a.C.
  • Area de Conhecimento: Arqueologia

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