Lid of sarcophagus

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Lid of stone sarcophagus, Ptolemaic Period
Qaw el-Kebir

Donated by Sir James Key Caird, 1913
Museum number 1914-204-41

The sarcophagus served as a protective chest which held the body, its cartonnage case and coffin. Here, the hieroglyphs are prayers to Osiris for offerings of "bread, drink, geese, milk, of everything good, pure, sweet, and pleasant on which a god lives" for the deceased, the priest Hor-em-heb.

Lid of sarcophagus
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