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Coffins of Padiamun

Artefact Details

Gallery number: 56 – Upper Floor

Period: New Kingdom

Dynasty: 21th Dynasty (ca 1076-952 BC)

Size: Height: 59 cm, Length: 204 cm

Place of discovery: Deir el Bahari, Bab el-Gasus Cache, Thebes

Material: Painted wood

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Padiamun was a priest of Amun buried in Bab el-Gusus cache in two yellow coffins with mummy board. The coffins, evoking the sun and the resurrection, are decorated with vignettes and texts from the Book of the Dead: cosmological deities as Geb the god of the earth, and Nut the goddess of the sky arched over Geb are also depicted.