Coffin of Ius-ankh, a priestess of the god Amun. Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, 1070–945 B. C.

Wood, painted
H. 56 cm; l. 198; w. 89 cm
From the Museum of Anthropology of the Moscow University,provenance: Thebes, Bab el-Gasus
I.1.a 6800
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This sarcophagus of Ius-ankh, the priestess of Amon-Ra is a spectacular example of the Egyptial burial
culture dated back to the III Transitional Period. The anthropoid sarcophagus consists of a lid and a lower
part. The lid is a relief image of the deceased woman in burial shrouds. Ius-ankh is depicted in a long
three-part wig with a wreath of lotus flowers, and with massive round earrings in her ears. Her chest is
decorated with a wide usekh necklace with the priestess' hands crossed over it. In the end of the
sarcophagus there is a a relieved stand shaped as swathed feet.

  • Wood, painted
    H. 56 cm; l. 198; w. 89 cm
  • At the PMFA since 1932
    From the Museum of Anthropology of the Moscow University,provenance: Thebes, Bab el-Gasus
  • I.1.a 6800
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