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Base from the outer anthropoid coffin of Iret-[en]-Hor-eru
747 BCE-600 BCE

wood, gesso, pigment
33.0 × 62.0 × 193.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1938
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
The Ancient World
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'.