Wood Sarcophagus Fragment from Thebes

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 3rd Intermediate period, 21st Dynasty, 1069-945 B.C.
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 47 cm x 29.8 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 1186
Provenance: From the estate of Josef Strasser, Lannach, Styria, Austria. Acquired between 1960 and 1980.
Condition: Panel once broken and visibly reattached, some color flakings as seen on the photo.
Description: Magnificent sarcophagus fragment which was made in the 21st dynasty for a member of the elite in Thebes. The abundant polychromy depicts in numerous registers various deities and symbols of the death cult. In the centre a winged Horus with a falcon head and a sun disc, above the deities Anubis, Isis and Nephthys. Above in the centre a scarab with a sun disc flanked by the seated Osiris with crook and flail. At the very top rosettes and lotus flowers. In the lower central part a sun barge with Horus eye, facing outwards again an Osiris and another deity. A sarcophagus fragment full of details and colourful symbolism. On the back an old ring for suspension.