Base from the outer anthropoid coffin of Iret-[en]-Hor-eru
747 BC-600 BC
- wood, gesso, pigment
- 33.0 × 62.0 × 193.0 cm
- Place/s of Execution
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
- Gallery location
- Fashion & Textiles Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
- Base of an outer anthropoid coffin. All the surfaces are covered in a layer of gesso and painted.
Outside top edge: decorated with a band of chrysanthemums.
Exterior sides: decorated with a continuous band of inscription, starting at left side bottom, between framing lines.
Exterior base: surface completely gone.
Inside base: displays a figure of the god Ptah Sokar wearing the atef crown and uraeus and holding a 'was'-sceptre. The god is falcon-headed with a human body on a standard and is clothed in a head cloth, collar and cross-hatched bandaging. The name is at the head. Around the edge of the base and encasing the figure is a uraeus.
Inside left side: depicts the goddess Isis on a standard; Inside head of coffin: depicts a sun disc with uraeii and 'ankh' signs; the rays of the sun are shown as drops. Inside right side: depicts the goddess Nephthys on a standard.
The owner's name is 'Iret-[en]-Hor-eru', son of 'Djed-Ptah-f-Ankh'.