Lid of a limestone anthropoid sarcophagus with a lappet-wig and beard; no facial detail; two columns of incised Hieroglyphic text down the front flanked by representations of Isis, Nephthys and the Sons of Horus.
Outer coffin of Seshepenmehyt c.600 BC Late Period The inscriptions tell us little of Seshepenmehyt beyond the fact that she was ‘lady of the house’ and that she played the sistrum to accompany rituals in the temple of Amun-Ra at Thebes. X-rays of the mummy show that beneath the wrappings, is the body of an adult, who died between 25 and 40 years of age. (Source: The British Museum)
Art: Statue of King Mentuhotep II in the Jubilee Garment. This was created in the beginning of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom, around B. He was holding (now missing) scepter and flail of the god Osiris, a new god brought to Egypt during the Middle Kingdom.
An ancient Egyptian silver sistrum in the form of the janiform head of the goddess Hathor, with cow ears, each side of the wig incised with a uraeus, one wearing crown of Upper Egypt, the other wearing crown of Lower Egypt.