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Coffin of Nesmin

Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Date:
200–30 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Akhmim (Khemmis, Panopolis), Egyptian Antiquities Service/Maspero excavations 1885–86
Medium:
Plastered, painted, and gilded wood
Dimensions:
L. 182.9 × W. 42 × D. 41 cm (72 × 16 9/16 × 16 1/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1886
Accession Number:
86.1.50a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 133
This coffin belonged to Nesmin, who was a priest for the god Min in Akhmim. The names of Nesmin's parents are given in the coffin's inscriptions; his father was a priest called Djedhor and Nemin's mother was a musician for Min called Tadiaset. The coffin came to the museum together with Nesmin's mummy (86.1.51).
Excavated at Akhmim by the Egyptian Antiquities Service. Purchased from the Egyptian Government, 1886.

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