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Wooden panel showing the goddess Nephthys

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Object name: Wooden panel showing the goddess Nephthys

Accession no.: E.GA.4331.1943

Other numbers and markings: tbd

Dimensions: H 33 cm

W 18 cm

D 3 cm

Brief description:

Nephthys is shown here crouching on the gold hieroglyph, with the hieroglyphs that spell her name on her head. Depictions of Nephthys and Isis were included on coffins to provide protection to the body inside, in the same way that these goddesses protected Osiriss body.

Fragment of a wooden coffin board, made of two pieces of wood. Nephthys is sitting on a nub (gold) sign. Here arms are raised. The figure is painted in black outlines; details are in red and green. The skin is left unpainted. The piece comes perhaps from the head end of a coffin box.

Date: About 664-200 BC

Find spot: unknown

Acquisition: given by R.G. Gayer-Anderson

Construction, decoration and materials:

Other information


Wooden panel showing the goddess Nephthys front view

Wooden panel showing the goddess Nephthys back view with markings

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