Falcon-Shaped Wooden Coffin, With Falcon Mummy

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Specimen Count
1
From card: "Found at Akhmin by Maspero [Egyptologist and Director of the Cairo Museum Gaston Maspero], purchased from Egyptian Government 1886; Wood. Bibl.: MMA Egyptian Catalogue, 1898, No. 214. Painted red, black, and gold. 3-12-1987 lent to Memphis Pink Palace Museum; loan returned Dec 9 1987."
From NMNH Exhibit Hall "Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt" label for this artifact, 2011: Mummified falcon in coffin, 332-30 B.C. This wood coffin originally had legs and a sun disc emerging from the head to identify it with a sun god. A falcon mummy is still tucked in a recess in the back.
Record Last Modified
30 Aug 2016
Topic
Archaeology
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Site Name
Akhmim
Donor Name
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Anthropology
Place
Upper Egypt, Egypt, Africa
Accession Date
1959-Jan-19
Object Type
Animal Mummy / Coffin
Accession Number
223500
USNM Number
A423000-0
Culture
Ancient Egyptian