Coffin of Nedjemankh

Coffin of Nedjemankh
Colour photograph of the coffin of Nedjemankh
Detail of the coffin of Nedjemankh
MaterialCartonnage (linen, glue, and gesso), gesso, paint, gold, silver, resin, glass, wood, leaded bronze
Created150–50 BC
Discovered2011
Egypt

The coffin of Nedjemankh is a gilded ancient Egyptian coffin from the late Ptolemaic Period. It once encased the mummy of Nedjemankh, a priest of the ram-god Heryshaf.

Description

Colour photograph of the coffin of Nedjemankh
The lid of the coffin

The coffin is 181 cm (72.25 in) long, 53 cm (20.875 in) wide, and 28 cm (11 in) deep.[1] It is made of a combination of cartonnage (linen, glue, and gesso), gesso, paint, gold, silver, resin, glass, wood, and leaded bronze.[1] The lid is covered with vignettes illustrating funerary spells, and has an inscription invoking gold and silver; inside is a figure of Nut, the goddess of the sky, partially covered with silver foil.[1] On the base of the coffin is a djed pillar.[1]

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