Mummy coffin of Tanetcharu


Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

The museum’s collection contains a set of two wooden chests and the cartonnage of a woman named Ta(net)charu. They can be fitted into each other. On the inner chest depicted here, the deceased wears a wig with the wings of a vulture, a bird associated with the mother goddess Mut. The face has been carved out superbly from a separate piece of wood. A large floral collar hangs over her shoulders. The vertical band of text contains a sacrificial formula supplicating Osiris to provide the deceased with food and drink. The sides of the case contain other offering formulas in large blue hieroglyphics. Depicted on the base of the chest is Nut, goddess of the heavens, with outstretched arms. In her hands she holds the Ankh, the symbol of life.

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  • Title: Mummy coffin of Tanetcharu
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: -0800
  • Location: Thebe, Egypte
  • Physical Dimensions: w51.5 x h187 x d39 cm
  • Materiaal: wood
  • Datering: 800-800 BC, Derde Tussenperiode ; 22e Dynastie
  • Afmetingen: 39 x 51,5 x 187 cm
  • Type: mummy coffin
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden