Mummy coffin of Ankhhor


Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
Leiden, Netherlands

This coffin belongs to a set of three of Ankhhor, a priest of the god Montu. The outer coffin is rectangular, with a convex lid and corner-posts, while the middle and inner ones are mummy-shaped. Both the coffins and the mummy of Ankhhor are in the collection of the National Museum of Antiquities. The inner coffin depicted here, with its multicoloured painting on a white ground, is the most beautiful of the three. The decorative style allows us to date the coffins with a fair degree of confidence to the beginning of the 26th Dynasty. We are also familiar with members of Ankhhor’s family, since their mummy coffins too have been preserved. The inner coffin of his sister Taäwa, which is very similar to this one, is in San José, California.


  • Title: Mummy coffin of Ankhhor
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: -0650/-0625
  • Location: Thebe, Egypte
  • Physical Dimensions: w45 x h175 x d28 cm
  • Datering: 650-625 BC, Late Periode ; 26e Dynastie
  • Afmetingen: 28 x 45 x 175 cm
  • Type: mummy coffin
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Medium: wood

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