This is the inner coffin of an ancient Egyptian woman of elite status who was 50 – 60 years old when she died. The mummy itself and the outer coffin have also survived. The decoration on the coffin illustrates some important elements of ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife, while scientific examination of the mummy has shed light on aspects of health and aging in ancient Egypt.
Most likely from Thebes, Egypt
750 – 525 BC
Ancient Egypt, 25th – 26th Dynasty
human remains; wood for coffin
length: 150 cm
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