coffin cover; mummy case

The painted coffin lid for a female mummy. It is anthropoid in shape with the head and lappets in relief. The surface is decorated throughout in red, yellow, two shades of green, black, white, and flesh colour.

The face is painted a flesh colour, the eyes are ringed in kohl, the ears are outlined in black paint, and each earlobe has a black dot of paint on it, presumably representing earrings. There are red, yellow and green stripes running across the forehead and down the lappets. Some of these stripes continue all the way down the body at the sides, down to the feet.
There are feather decorations in green, red, white and yellow across the chest and under the lappets. Right underneath the lappets there is a kneeling winged, female figure with a sun disc on her head and large outstretched wings which span the width of the body. Beneath that is a square grid pattern in black, red, and two shades of green. To either side of the grid, there is a diamond pattern in red and black/green, with lighter dots in the middle of the diamonds. Underneath these there are two bands of thick yellow, red and green stripes, with thinner black and white stripes in between. These bands are separated by a thick white band.
On the middle and lower half of the body there are five horizontal bands of scenes or figures, which are divided into panels by striped bands. The top panel spans the width of the body, and shows a scene with standing figures of gods (such as Anubis and Ra or Horus) or humans. On the proper left side of the scene there are weighing scales, possibly depicting the weighing of the heart.
The next horizontal section has a central panel showing the dead body on a table with canopic jars underneath. On either side of this are mirrored panels, each containing a figure of a winged creature, facing inwards, with a bird head and a red sun disc.
The third horizontal section has a central panel depicting a bird-like figure possibly on a couch, with an eye of Horus in the background. On either side of this are mirrored panels, each with a figure of a winged snake with a red sun disc.
The fourth and fifth horizontal sections are partly broken up by a depiction of a large, long-handled object in green and yellow (possibly a sistrum), that extends the height of the two panels. The fourth horizontal section has four panels of kneeling figures (from right to left as you look at the coffin): a human figure with a beard, a figure with a bird’s head (possibly Ra or Horus), a figure with a pointed bird’s head (possibly Thoth), and a human figure with a beard. All of these figures are facing into the centre of the coffin. The fifth horizontal section has four panels also of kneeling figures (from right to left as you look at the coffin): a bearded human figure, possibly a lion-headed figure, a bird figure, and a human figure with a very rough outline. As with the fourth panel, all of these figures are facing into the centre of the coffin.
Underneath these are bands of stripes in yellow, green and red. On the upper part of the feet there are panels of hieroglyphs, black text on yellow and white backgrounds, separated by green stripes. The front part of the base has horizontal bands of green and red stripes, separated by thin, white bands – these probably went all the way round the base, as some paint remnants are visible on the proper left side.
The base is now plain wood, but looks like it used to be painted white. There are several holes in the base which look like old nail/screw holes (about 13 holes, in two clusters). There is one metal nail remaining and visible on the base.

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