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Sarcophagus of Taremetjenbastet

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Male anthropoid sarcophagus. However, its latest occupant was a woman called Taremetjenbastet, daughter of Ptahirdis. The face is covered by a golden sheet, revealing the deceased's conventional features: big eyes, wide nose, thick lips and projecting ears. A tripartite wig, with green and golden strips, covers the chest and part of the back. The false beard falls down over the wesekh necklace. Underneath, a goddess with opened wings, holding two ankh signs, introduces an inscription containing a Saite version of Chapter 72 of the Book of the Dead. On the back pillar, Chapters 640 to 643 of the Pyramid Texts have been copied.

Present location

MUSEO ARQUEOLĂ“GICO NACIONAL [21/007] MADRID

Inventory number

15159

Dating

26TH DYNASTY

Archaeological Site

SAQQARA NECROPOLIS

Category

COFFIN/SARCOPHAGUS OF HUMANS

Material

WOOD

Technique

INCISED

Height

190 cm

Width

60 cm

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