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Bottom valve of the coffin case of Paefciauauiset


Bottom valve of the coffin case of  Paefciauauiset

This coffin in the shape of crate is part of a funerary complex from which there are also the survivors: a antropomorphic sarcophagus that was inside (E 0.9.40147) and a mummy (E 0.9.40149). It is known from the Acerbi correspondence that a third coffin was destroyed in transit and a fourth already went to pieces in Egypt. This is the sarcophagus of a priest Paefciauauiset, the son of PadjBastet and produced by Taheb, who probably lived in the XXVI dynasty. The outer surface is plastered white and decorated with polychrome figures and hieroglyphics. The name of the deceased, accompanied by those of his parents is easily recognizable in the inscriptions on the sarcophagus on the short side corresponding to the side of the feet characterized by the centrality of the representation of the goddess Neftis. On the long sides and short side at the head, the decorative cycle refers to the funerary texts invoking the protection of various gods and geniuses.


Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: E 0.9.40148
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown. The purchase was made by the consul Giuseppe Acerbi in the Theban area, who had had the request from Don Robustiano Gironi, the curator of the Numismatic Cabinet of Brera, and who donated it in 1830 to the Museum Patrio of Archaeology.
Object
  Definizione: Sarcophagus
Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XXVI din.
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Wood
  Height: 40
  Width: 65
  Length: 200
  Varie: Conservation status: besides the lack of the lid this sarcophagus shows many gaps in the painted stucco. In particular the short side from the part of the head and long left side are damaged.
Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1883-1884, Levi S. “Le antichità egiziane di Brera” in Atti dell’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Memorie della Classe di Scienze Morali, serie III, vol. XII, pp.4-34
1979, Lise G. “Musei e Gallerie di Milano. Museo Archeologico: raccolta egizia”, Milano, p. p.  22
(cat.6),  tables  30-34

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