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Wooden boxes

Not all the wooden fragments in TT99 came from coffins. Thin very flat pieces are far more likely to have come from boxes, which were an essential part of the burial equipment of an 18th dynasty noble. Boxes would have contained linens and other valuable items for the next life. Below are three interesting fragments from the lid or side of a box, which bears at the beginning (right fragments) an offering formula, and at the end (left) the name and title of Senneferi. I have speculated that this might be a box for Opening of the Mouth objects.

box fragments

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