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Coffin

Description

Anthropoid coffin of the estate overseer Khnumhotep, son of Nebtu, made of wood painted white with three horizontal yellow mummy bands and the face gilded: Ancient Egyptian, Middle Egypt, Deir Rifa, Middle Kingdom, second half of the 12th Dynasty, c.1940-1760 BC

Museum reference

A.1907.713.5

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Coffin

Production information

Unknown
Egypt, Northern Africa

Date

Middle Kingdom
12th Dynasty

Style / Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Collection place(s)

Deir Rifa, Middle Egypt, Egypt, Northern Africa

Associations

Depicted: Khnumhotep [Estate overseer]

Exhibitions

  • Ancient Egypt Rediscovered (08 Feb 2019)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Egyptian Gallery, 2003 - 2008 (2003 - 2008)
    Royal Scottish Museum

  • Ancient Egypt (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

Petrie, W.M.F., (1907) Gizeh and Rifeh', (London: British School of Archaeology in Egypt).12-13[27] & pl. XI

ROYAL SCOTTISH MUSEUM (1908) A Guide to the Collections (Edinburgh: His Majesty’s Stationery Office).p.18

WARD, E (1912.) Guide to the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities (Edinburgh: His Majesty’s Stationery Office). 39 & pl. V

SCHMIDT, V (1919). Levende og døde i det gamle Ægypten: Album til ordnung af Sarkofager, Mumiekister, Mumiehylstre o. lign (Copenhagen: J. Frimots Forlag). p. 87[455]

B Porter & R B Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings, V, Upper Egypt: Sites (1937) (Oxford: Clarendon Press/Griffith Institute), 3

Manley, B.and Dodson, A. LIFE EVERLASTING: NATIONAL MUSEUMS SCOTLAND COLLECTION OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN COFFINS, Edinburgh : NMSE Publishing (2007), cat.2, pp. 17-19

Grajetzki, Wolfram (2014) 'The Tomb of Khnumhotep at Rifeh' in A Good Scribe and an Exceedingly Wise Man: Studies in Honour of W.J. Tait, 100-101.

Stable, C., Maitland, M., de Bellaigue, D., Potter, D. M., Murray, M. and Bryan, B. (2021) ‘Rediscovering Ancient Egypt: Consideration of the Legacy, Ethics, and Aesthetics of Previously Restored Egyptian Artefacts’, Journal of the Institute of Conservation, 44/2, pp.134-152

On display

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