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Mummy case


Cartonnage mummy case of the God’s Father, Pure-priest, Entering-Priest in Karnak, Nehemsumut, painted with religious scenes and texts: Ancient Egyptian, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Third Intermediate Period, Early reign of Takelot II, c. 840-815 BC

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name

Mummy case

Production information

Thebes, Upper Egypt, Egypt, Northern Africa


3rd Intermediate Period, Ancient Egyptian

Style / Culture

Ancient Egyptian



Collection place(s)

Thebes, Upper Egypt, Egypt, Northern Africa


Previous owner: Sab, son of Hemesmut [priest at Karnak]
Collector: Rhind, Alexander Henry, 1833 - 1863


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Catalogue of the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland 1860

MURRAY, M A 1900. Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities in the National Museum of Antiquities, Edinburgh (Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland). 35

B Porter & R B Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings (Oxford: Clarendon Press/Griffith Institute) Vol I/1: The Theban Necropolis, Part 1 (1960) p. 677

TAYLOR, J H 2001: “Patterns of Colouring on Ancient Egyptian Coffins from the New Kingdom to the Twenty-sixth Dynasty: an Overview”, in DAVIES, W V (ed.) 2001. Colour and Painting in Ancient Egypt (London: British Museum Press).p.178 n. 57

TAYLOR, J H 2003: “Theban Coffins from the Twenty-second to the Twenty-sixth Dynasty: Dating and Synthesis of Development”, in STRUDWICK N & J H TAYLOR (eds) 2003. The Theban Necropolis: Past, Present and Future (London: British Museum Press). p. 106 n.105

Manley, B and Dodson, A., (2010) Life Everlasting. National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins (Edinburgh: NMS Enterprises Ltd.), Cat. 19 , pp. 64-66

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