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Coffin Panel of Satmeket

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Painted wood. Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21. 1070-945 B.C. Probably from Thebes. Painted wood. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991-1782 B.C. From Deir el-Bersheh, Tomb of Djehutynakht. Three rows of carefully drawn and painted hieroglyphs give the name of the coffin’s owner, the lady Satmeket. Columns of cursive hieroglyphs below contain funerary spells, all beginning with the phrase djed medu – “words to be spoken.” Briefer spells are also incised in the joints.

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  • Title: Coffin Panel of Satmeket

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