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Archeological Object

Coffin of Padikhonsu

Lid of the coffin of Padikhonsu

The lid of the coffin shows the deceased in the traditional way: wearing the nemes headdress and under the chin is the pin that was inserted the ritual, now lost.
On the chest is painted a broad collar usekh, beneath which is a representation of the winged and kneeling goddess Nut. Follows a scene of psychostasy where the deceased was accompanied by Thoth in the presence of several deities, including Ra, Osiris, Isis and Nephthys. The iconographic program continues with a series of horizontal registers consist of figurative scenes framed by columns of hieroglyphics, painted in black on a white background. The arrangement of these columns of hieroglyphics alludes to the bandage that covered the mummy of the deceased. In the first register is represented the god Sokar in the form of a falcon, while in the following register depicts the mummy lying on the deathbed, beneath which are placed five vessels for ointments useful for mummification; on the mummy shows the solar disk with cobras on each side and two ugiat - eyes. The bottom of the cover is occupied by the representation of the "fetish of Abydos."
The foot area is decorated with five columns of text that show a classic offering formula:
1) Words said by Osiri, the guardian of
2) the house of Amun Padikhonsu,
3) the son of the guardian of the house of Amun
4) Padiamon justified, his mother the mistress
5) of the house Ta(net)khibet venerated at
The text, as often happens in the coffins of this period, is cut with no further mention of the deity. The name and title of the deceased are also mentioned in the columns of hieroglyphics painted on the remaining surface of the lid.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: E.0.9.40152
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:


  Definizione: Sarcophagus
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject:

Coffin of Padikhonsu

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XXII-XXIV Dynasties
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Wood
  Height: 178
  Width: 68
  Depth: 25

1979, Lise G., “Musei e Gallerie di Milano. Museo Archeologico: raccolta egizia”, Milano, p.  21
(cat.1 ), tav. 1-7

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