<em>Coffin Texts from the Tomb of Harhotep</em>, ca. 2008–1630 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 39 x 3 7/8 x 20 3/4 in. (99.1 x 9.9 x 52.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1507E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1507E_NegA_acetate_SL1.jpg)

Coffin Texts from the Tomb of Harhotep

Medium: Limestone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2008–1630 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 39 x 3 7/8 x 20 3/4 in. (99.1 x 9.9 x 52.7 cm)


Museum Location: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.1507E

Image: 37.1507E_NegA_acetate_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A block from tomb of Harhotep, whose sarcophagus chamber from Thebes in now in the Cairo Museum. End wall of a small sarcophagus chamber. Large block of limestone squared on the bottom and ends, the top slightly rounded: one side roughly hewn, the other with a smooth, stuccoed surface, painted with brightly colored checked borders along both sides, and the space between nearly filled with hieroglyphic texts in fine writing in columns. .Texts consist of chapters from Book of the Dead. Colors: In squares of border red at top, yellow at bottom, betw. green (?). ((-the Cairo Museum Horhotep is a different individual. The text on this block are Coffin Texts - YB 2015)) Condition: Lower part of the stone blackened so that end of each line is illegible. Back roughly dressed and uneven. Side edges not complete – broken roughly but not much lost for front with block of inscription and side borders is nearly complete.

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