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Mummy chest for a falcon

Unknown-0332/0100

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

This beautifully painted chest was intended to serve as a mummy chest for a falcon. It was made in the form of a temple. Rich Egyptians could buy a chest to go with a falcon mummy. The chest and mummy would be presented as an offering to a god with the head or body of a falcon, such as Horus.

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  • Title: Mummy chest for a falcon
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: -0332/0100
  • Location: Egypte
  • Physical Dimensions: w29 x h48 x d55 cm
  • Datering: 332 v.C.-100
  • Afmetingen: 48 x 29 x 55 cm
  • Type: mummy chest
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Medium: organic ; wood

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