Model Coffin & Shabti

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Specimen Count
3
Wooden model mummy coffin with shabti inside; almost certainly authentic. Probably late 18th - early 19th Dynasty, based on carving of the coffin. Shabti is covered with bitumen; lots of funerary objects are bitumen-treated. The black color was symbolic of resurrection to the Egyptians, and bitumen also had preservative powers.
Record Last Modified
26 Jun 2017
Topic
Archaeology
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Site Name
Thebes
Donor Name
Dr. George W. Samson
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Place
Qena, Upper Egypt, Egypt, Africa
Accession Date
1885
Object Type
Figurine
Accession Number
015645
USNM Number
A74587-0
Culture
Egyptian, New Kingdom Period