Coffins and Mummy of the Lady Nephthys
- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 12
- ca. 1981–1802 B.C.
- From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Meir, Khashaba excavations, 1910–11
- Painted wood, cartonnage, linen, human remains, mummification material
- Outer Coffin: L. 202.8 cm (20 15/16 × 79 13/16 in.); Inner Coffin: L. 179.5 cm (70 11/16 in.); Mummy: L. 162.5 cm (64 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1911
- Accession Number:
This rectangular outer coffin and inner anthropoid coffin containing the mummy were found in the intact burial chamber of a pit in the tomb of Senbi II at Meir. The texts on the outer coffin show that it was originally made for Ukkhotep, as his name and title were altered for the daughter of a "member of the elite" Nephthys. The decoration of the outer coffin is composed of a palace facade eye panel and bands of inscriptions with funerary formulae stating that the deceased was honored by various gods. The inner anthropoid coffin, still containing the wrapped mummy, has a gilded face and a faience broad collar.