Wood Sarcophagus Fragment of Neset-iret-bint

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late period, 664-332 B.C.
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 62.2 cm x 17.6 cm
Price: 8 000 Euro
Ref: 1383
Provenance: Private collection D., Paris. Acquired by the parents of the current owner in the 1980s.
Condition: Fragment with beautifully preserved colors and finely written large hieroglyphs.
Description: Wood panel originating from the sarcophagus of a woman called Neset-iret-bint. The vertical hieroglyph inscription in three columns is to be read from top right to the bottom. The translation reads:"O Osiris, the blissful (the deceased), Neset-iret-bint, daughter of Wer-diu, head of the seats, priest of Thoth..." The text remains in the third row refer to the so-called "deification of the limbs". Hereby body parts are associated with deities. With wonderfully preserved red and white color remains. The fragment probably originates from Hermopolis or Tuna el-Gebel because the father of the deceased is mentioned as priest of Thoth. Mounted on a black varnished wood plate for wall hanging.