Coffin of Irtirutja
- Ptolemaic Period
- 332–250 B.C.
- From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Akhmim (Khemmis, Panopolis), Egyptian Antiquities Service/Maspero excavations 1885–86
- Plastered, painted, and gilded wood
- L. 198.8 × W. 51.5 × D. 51 cm (78 1/4 × 20 1/4 × 20 1/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Funds from various donors, 1886
- Accession Number:
- 86.1.52a, b
This elaborately decorated coffin belongs to Irtirutja, whose mummy is also in the museum’s collection (86.1.53). Irtirutja was a priest in Akhmim and the inscription on his coffin lists seven preceding generations including his father Harresnet and his mother Taneferti, a musician for Min.
The coffin’s decoration includes a winged scarab beetle on the head, a broad collar with falcon terminals on the chest, various deities in the center, and depictions of the god Anubis on the feet.