Footcase of a Mummy with Images of Defeated Enemies Under the Feet
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
A footcase was an additional luxury item for the deceased. Here, on the bottom of the footcase, the enemies of the deceased are depicted. Thus when the deceased stands, he crushes his enemies.
Plaster, pigment, gold leaf
ca. 1st century C.E.
9 13/16 x 10 3/16 x 5 1/2 in. (25 x 25.8 x 13.9 cm)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
One cartonnage footcase of a mummy.
Bottom: Two bound captives are painted in brown with green hair on the bottoms of the sandals. Geometric borders surround the sandals.
Top: The gold sandaled feet are well raised from the rest of the case. The rest of the top surface is decorated with basket weave pattern. The end and sides of the case are decorated with a geometric band with flowers and wadjet eyes.
Condition: Excellent. Plaster cracked in area and slightly scraped in others.
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