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Limestone coffin lid

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Limestone coffin lid


funerary equipment


sarcophagus lid


sarcophagus lid. Belonging to Nakht-har-hebi, who held the title 'prophet of the statues of Nectanebo II'. The owner was a priest who tended to the divine images of King Nectanebo II in the main temple at Abydos. This would account for the stone coffin. Only officials, priests or elite members of society were afforded this type of sarcophagus.

Field Collection

Abydos Egypt


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Late Period
Nectanebo II


360 B.C. — 343 B.C.


  1. inscription
    Interpretation: priest to the statue in the Palace of Nakht-Hor-Heb


  1. Randall MacIver, D.
    Mace, A.C.
    (1902) El Amrah and Abydos, 1899-1901 (1902)
    [comments: 85,96, Pl.35.1]
  2. Porter, Bertha
    Moss, Rosalind L.B.
    Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, reliefs and paintings. Vol.5, Upper Egypt : sites (Deir Rîfa to Aswân, excluding Thebes and the temples of Abydos, Dendera, Esna, Edfu, Kôm Ombo and Philae)
    [comments: 76]



Accession Number

E.48.1901 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 50364; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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