Coffin Lid of Paamennesutawy

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 November 2015

The hieroglyphs running down this limestone coffin lid in 3 columns state that the coffin contains the remains of Paamennesutawy, son of Horiru and the Lady of the Estate Nubty. The figures down either side of the text are representations of various protective funerary deities; Nephthys and her sister Isis can be seen. The lid was purchased by the National Museum of Scotland in 1908 CE. Egypt, early Ptolemaic period, 221-180 BCE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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