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Limestone coffin lid: E.48.1901

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Current Location: In storage


Limestone coffin lid




Sarcophagus lid. Belonging to a man whose name is lost, who held many priestly titles including 'priest of the statues of Nectanebo II'. The owner was a priest who tended to the divine images of King Nectanebo II in the main temple at Abydos. This would account for the stone coffin. Only officials, priests or elite members of society were afforded this type of sarcophagus.

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Height: 156 cm
Width: 61 cm

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Method of acquisition: Given (1901)


Late Period
-0380 BC - -0300 BC

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Accession number: E.48.1901
Primary reference Number: 50364
Oldadmincategory: SS
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 May 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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