Date of Award
Master of Arts
Egyptian Art and Archaeology
The coffin of Nesytanebettawy (A.9) was retrieved from the second Deir el Bahari cache in the Bab el-Gusus tomb and was presented to the National Museum of Natural History in 1893. Only basic information concerning this coffin has been published--the owner's name and title, provenience, date, current location, and inventory numbers. Consequently, this thesis endeavors to fill part of the gap of knowledge concerning this coffin through careful textual and iconographical analysis and photographic documentation, as well as determining its symbolic function(s). Due to space constraints, this thesis will concentrate on the lid and mummy cover; however, information concerning the trough will be listed in two tables.Analysis of the coffin has revealed that much of the surface has been restored in modern times, so corrected restorations have been suggested. Additionally, the identification of the coffin as an inner coffin and the owner's identity as Nesytanebettawy has been confirmed. Finally, the symbolic function of the coffin is the assurance of the deceased's perpetual rebirth in the afterlife through an amalgamation of Solar-Osirian iconography.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Noah, Alec, "A Preliminary Study of the Inner Coffin and Mummy Cover of Nesytanebettawy from Bab el-Gusus (A.9) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 684.