This is a so-called "false vessel" or imitation. It is carved from a solid piece of wood and has no hollow or
removable lid. An inscription on the body of the vessel contains the name of the deceased: "Osiris
Makhu, the speaker of truth". Osiris is the god of the afterworld that the deceased associated himself with
in his desire to resurrect. "The speaker of truth" is a traditional formula that in Egyptology is connected
with the Judgment of Osiris at which the dead wanted to be absolved.