2012/08/31

Anthropoid coffin of Peduamun

The outer coffin of Peduamun,sailor of the bark of Amun, chief of navigation of the barque of Amun, son of Taditanebthenen and Thatienwenzu. Beneath the pectoral on the coffin are depictions of the hippocampus or seahorse, the figure of Isis kneels before one and Nephthys before the other.

Underneath this is a deep horizontal band depicting the weighing of the dead man's heart before Osiris, accompanied by Anubis, Maat and Thoth. On the lower half of the coffin are twenty-five vertical columns of text, extracted from Chapter 125 of the Book of the Dead, the 'Negative Confession'. The interior of the lower half of the coffin is also decorated, at the head end is the figure of a kneeling god, supporting the solar barque, on either side is the udjat-eye.

Underneath are two Ba-birds facing inwards with arms outstretched to a solar disk, which rests on a pair of horns. The horns are at the top of a large djed-pillar which extends the length of the coffin and holds the crook and flail. The sides are decorated with various deities.


Outer coffin of Pedi-amun

The mummiform outer coffin belonging to Pedi-amun, made of wood and carved and painted. The wig is striped red, green and yellow, the face is also red. The beard is now missing. The pectoral comprises bands of lotus petals and beads below which is a winged disk flanked by vertical columns of text naming, ' the Osiris, the door-keeper of the temple of Amun, Pedi-amun.

Below this are more texts accompanied by vignettes. The interior of the lid is plain as is the exterior of the base except for a single line of text, a htp-dj-nsw formula invoking Osiris. The interior of the box is decorated, including Isis, Nephthys and the symbols for east and west.

 


Coffin of Ta-ten

The game inside the pair of coffins belonging to Ta-ten most brightly painted outside the game. The new cover is shaped mummy wig painted the same color of blue, red and yellow, while the pectoral and headband are made of lotus petals. On the chest is a winged ram-headed figure wearing a sun disk on his head. 

Under this are two on each side of the face Horus son of a snake, are left Qebehsenuef Duamutef and the serpent wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt. On the right side of the snake takes the white crown of Upper Egypt and is facing Amset and Hepi.

 
 
Under a falcon with outstretched wings, wearing a solar disk and under this is a symbol of Osiris "Firstly the West" title. Besides this anthropomorphic deities are many and the only other inscription on the coffin, another formula htp-dj-nsw, citing new Osiris.
 
The decoration on the underside of the base is constituted by a large djed pillar, from which emerge two retaining arms of a disc on a solar ankh sign. Low, there are two snakes, one of which is bearded.
At the edge are four studs on each side.


Double coffin of Usirmose

Three anthropoid coffins of the Theban priest Usirmose are known. The outer coffin is in the Curtius Museum (Ex. 83), Li├Ęge, and the other two are held in Brussels. The larger of the two bears face Usirmose coffin, wearing a wig simple, striped, and on his chest is a necklace. The cover has a single vertical column of hieroglyphic text, a line list more turns around the base.

The little coffin in which the mummy was placed, is entirely covered with texts and the representation of a variety of divine beings and objects. A figure of the goddess nut is on the underside of the cover, while the bottom of the base is a pillar djed-(a symbol of Osiris) placed above a "Isis knot".


coffin of 21th dynasty

The coffin of the 21th dynasty anonymous was found in the royal cache at Deir el-Bahari. The lid and the tank probably belong to two different coffins. The exterior decoration of the tank is a funeral procession and rituals before the completion of various deities.

 The interior walls are decorated with three geniuses standing. The cover, which seems to have belonged to the coffin of a woman, is divided into several scenes in which the god Osiris plays the main role.




Coffin of a singer of Amun

The anthropoid coffin of Tawosretempernesut a Theban god Amon singer, is an excellent example of the products from the 21st Dynasty. It is richly decorated with scenes and texts from several different collections Funeral New Kingdom, for example, the famous scene of the "weighing of the heart" associated with Chapter 125 of the Book of the Dead. "The other scenes are limited to the representation of the deceased in adoration before the gods and the "demons" of the beyond.