Coffin and Animal Mummy
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
This wooden box contains an unidentifiable bird mummy and a mixture of soil and other debris. The simple rectangular design is constructed from six boards: one for each side, the top, and the bottom. It is likely that a layer of plaster once coated it, decorated by artists. Other animal coffins in this shape that retain their decoration show the animal before an offering table and the goddesses Isis and Nephthys, who mourn the deceased creature.
Wooden coffins of this type were more expensive than the clay jars used as coffins that are displayed nearby.
Wood, animal remains, linen
6 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. (17.5 x 18.4 x 38.7 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Flat wooden box with curved end. Inside a wrapped bundle containing an unidentified mummified animal.
This item is not on view
Coffin and Animal Mummy, 664-332 B.C.E. Wood, animal remains, linen, 6 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. (17.5 x 18.4 x 38.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1602Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 37.1602Ea-b_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)
overall, 37.1602Ea-b_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph (Gavin Ashworth, photographer), 2012
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.