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)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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
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