|Period||Pharaonic, New Kingdom|
|Date||18th - 21st Dynasty (c.1550-1069BC)|
|Dimensions||240mm (l) x 460mm (w) x 30mm (d)|
|Collection||Museum of Ancient Cultures|
|Source||Purchased from Tim Goodman Auctioneers, Double Bay, 1993|
Fragment of the mid section of the lid of a stone coffin. The slightly curved,dark grey limestone fragment is inscribed with the kneeling figure of the sky goddess Nut. The head and torso of the goddess are orientated to the left,whilst the arms and wings are outstretched across the fragment. The goddess Nut was closely related to Ancient Egyptian funerary beliefs and rituals. Nut was seen as the protector of the deceased who would ensure the safe passage of the individual through the duat,and to ensure their rebirth in the afterlife.
Cite this pageMuseum of Ancient Cultures (2018). Fragment of a Stone Coffin, MU3233. https://objectbasedlearning.com//museum-of-ancient-cultures/MU3233 (accessed on: 01 November 2018).
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