Part of a Wood Sarcophagus with Knots of Isis and Djed Pillars

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late period, 664-332 B.C.
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 18.1 cm x 48.2 cm
Price: 4 400 Euro
Ref: 1460
Provenance: French private collection, acquired 1981 in the gallery G. Maspero in Paris, France. With a copy of the certificate by Marianne Maspero of 17 January 1981.
Condition: Unrestored, preserved with strong colors.
Description: Large part of a wood sarcophagus with polychrome paint depicting alternately six tyet symbols and five djed pillars on a red background. The tyet symbols, also known as knots of Isis, are associated with the goddess Isis and are the symbol for eternal life. This is underlined by the green color, in which they are painted. The djed pillar is one the oldest and most common Egyptian symbols and is linked to the highest god Osiris, Isis’ husband. It is also considered as the “backbone of Osiris” and equated with endurance and eternity. The present painted bar with the symbols of the highest divine couple belonged to a lower part of the sarcophagus and should promise eternal life for the deceased. Mounted.