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Archeological Object

The coffin of Tetet

The coffin of Tetet

The coffin belongs to the mistress of the house Tetet, the daughter of Bastet. The lid represents the deceased with a tripartite wig decorated with the remains of a vulture, whose wings fall on both the front sides of the wig. The breast is painted with a broad composite necklace, below which is depicted the sun god as a falcon with outstretched wings and head of a ram. In the lower registers are depicted gods and protector geniuses. The head is decorated with a crown made with small leaves, where the scarab is represented holding the solar disk between its front and back legs. In the area of the feet six columns of hieroglyphics contain a formula of invocation to the god Ra to offer protection to the deceased.
The bottom valve of the coffin is decorated externally with a series of apotropaic images: starting from the top there is the representation of the sun disk flanked by two cobras and two ankh crosses, then follows the pillar-ged with the top surmounted by the horns of a ram with feathers and cobras and finally the image of amulet tit. is visible
The interior of the coffin has no pictures.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: E 0.9.40151
  Definizione: Sarcophagus
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject:

The coffin of Tetet

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XXII-XXIV dinastia
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Wood
  Height: 176

1979, Lise G. “Musei e Gallerie di Milano. Museo Archeologico: raccolta egizia”, Milano, p.  21

(cat.2), tavv. 8-13

1999, Einaudi S. in Tiradritti F.  (a cura di) “Il cammino di Harwa. L’uomo di fronte al mistero: l’Egitto”, Milano, p. 167, cat. 74

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