Coffin and mummy of the lady Djedmaatesankh - ROM2016_15362_2


Coffin and mummy of the lady Djedmaatesankh

Medium:Mummified human with cartonnage (moulded linen and plaster), painted, gold leaf, wood in foot
Geography: Western Thebes (modern Luxor), Egypt
Date: c. 945-715 BC
Period: 22nd Dynasty, 3rd Intermediate Period
134.7 x 38.1 x 27.9 cm
Object number: 910.10
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionThis coffin of a lady named Djedmaatesankh is typical of the 22nd Dynasty. It features visual references to the Book of the Dead emphasizing the protection and re-birth of the deceased through the protective image of the Sun god as a ram-headed falcon. The deceased is also shown presented to the god Osiris, an initiation into the Afterlife. The body remains inside the cartonnage casing. It was subjected to a full-body CT-scan in 1994 which revealed a massive infection of a dental cyst in her upper left jaw that had probably burst and poisoned her, most likely the cause of death.
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