Upper Portion of an Egyptian Polychrome Inner Sarcophagus

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A Dignitary, likely a Priest associated with the Cult of Pharaoh Amenhotep I (Dynasty XVIII, 1525-1504 BC)

Amenhotep was deified and worshipped for centuries after his death

Red ribbon indicates a priestly status. Three central cartouches, each adorned by a sun disc and double plumes, read:

“Amenhotep [ruler of] Thebes.. Osiris, the Ruler.. Djeserkare” Restoration to part of the wig, beard restored

Third Intermediate Period, late Dynasty XXI-early XXII, ca. 900-712 BC

ht: 35 1/2 in. (91 cm.) w: 19 7/16 in. (50 cm.)


Holland Land Office Museum, Batavia New York, acquired in the late 1800’s-early 1900’s. More recently, private American collection, 2013





Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVI (New York, 2017) p. 9





Lawrence M. Berman, Kenneth J. Bohac and Arielle P. Kozloff; Catalogue of Egyptian Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art (Manchester, 1999) p.25 no. 251 Coffin of Bakenmut. inv. no. 1914.561.a-b  


Jorgensen, M; Catalogue of Egypt III. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Copenhagen, 1996) pp.94-110. Coffin of Khonsu-Hotep