| Egyptian Journal of Archeological and Restoration Studies


EJARS (Established 2011)

Volume 14 ,issue 1 | Winter and Spring 2024 | Pages : 61-69

THE OUTER COFFIN LID OF AN ANONYMOUS WOMAN (JE 29622) FROM BAB EL-GASUS

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: 10.21608/ejars.2024.361170

pages: 61-69

Authors:
Mostafa, H.
Egyptology dept., Faculty of Archaeology, Ain Shams Univ., Cairo, Egypt

Abstract:
This paper tackles the unpublished outer coffin lid of an anonymous woman; it is exhibited at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo (JE 29622 – CG 6133). It was found in the tomb/cache of Bab El-Gasus at Deir El-Bahari. The artistic features and the decoration system indicate that it is dated to the late 21st dynasty. And according to the text on the footboard, she is the daughter of a high priest, probably Merit-Amun, the daughter of the high priest of Amun, Menkheperre. Furthermore, one cannot fail to notice the first known appearance of the representation of the iit sign offering until now and the rare depiction of Osiris wearing the red crown.

Keywords:
Lid Coffin Bab El-Gasus Meritamun Wet nurse of Khonsu the child.

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