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Funerary bed of Herty, with lion feet

unknown100-300 AD

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Canada

A funerary bed was sometimes used to support the mummy in the tomb chamber. The scenes painted on this rare surviving example represent the deceased, Herty, and his wife Tshenentere in traditional Egyptian funerary scenes but dressed in Roman style and drawn full-face.

Details

  • Title: Funerary bed of Herty, with lion feet
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 100-300 AD
  • Location: Thebes, Egypt
  • Physical Dimensions: w102 x h67 cm
  • Type: Bed
  • Medium: Multicoloured painted wood
  • Period: Roman Empire
  • Length: 200
  • Accession Number: 910.27

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