Base-board and cover of the wooden coffin of Soter, son of Cornelius Pollius and Archon of Thebes, with polychrome painted and gilded decoration and inscriptions: the base board is rectangular, originally joined to the cover by mortise and tenon joints, decorated with a full-length representation of Nut, with laden fruit tree behind, shown with eight long tresses, in Greek style, and wearing a chaplet of red flowers, wearing a floral collar, necklace, chain with pendants and snake-bracelets, with representations of Isis and Nephthys, in mourning, on each side of head, with a vertical register of hieroglyphs, containing an invocation to the goddess, down the centre of the body, traces of a black resinous substance adhere in places; the interior of the vaulted cover is decorated with another representation of Nut, with hands raised above head, surrounded by the twelve signs of the zodiac, arranged anti-clockwise, and, on the left side, the twelve hours of the night and, on the right, the twelve hours of the day, and is inscribed in places, the exterior is decorated with funerary deities and architectural motifs; a gilded and painted wooden figure of a hawk, crowned with solar disc, which would have surmounted the lid, also survives.

An00395317 001 l

People

Acquired From
Salt, Henry to The British Museum
Depicted
Nut, Isis, Nephthys

Place

Inscribed With
Thebes
Found In
Sheikh Abd el-Qurna
In Gallery
G62/27, 17 Jun 2008

Time

Acquired In
1823
Made
100-120, circa
Period/Culture
Roman Period

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