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Inner coffin and mummy board of Tamutmutef, chantress of Amon

The coffin of Tamutmutef, chantress of Amun, belongs to a particularly interesting group documented from the end of the 18th Dynasty onward. This group is characterized by the representation of the deceased wearing everyday clothes instead of as a mummy. Carved in relief, we thus see the pleated linen dress with the arms and feet sticking out from the pleats of the cloth. This model was readopted during the Third Intermediate Period, partly by simply reusing coffins from the New Kingdom in this style, as is possibly the case with the present coffin, and updating the decorative repertoire with the typical rich and dense decoration of “yellow coffins”.

Cat. 2228
Wood, paint
lid 31 x 50 cm
mummy board 162 x 33 x 9 cm
1076–746 BCE
Third Intermediate Period
Twenty-first - Twenty-second Dynasty
Thebes (?)
Drovetti collection (1824)
10119
Sala 08 Vetrina 04
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