A WOOD ANTHROPOID SARCOPHAGUS FOR HORSIESE Dynasty XXX to Ptolemaic Period, 380-30 B.C.
The face of the deceased in reddish flesh tones wearing a striated tripartite wig and false beard, the eyes painted in black, the lid divided into several zones consisting of a broad collar with falcon-head terminals, a figure of a winged goddess below accompanied left and right with prayers naming both Isis and Nut, with two vertical columns of text below containing funerary offerings on behalf of the deceased, Horsiese, with panels of religious texts accompanying various deities, including the Four Sons of Horus, the back of the box decorated with an elaborate djed-pillar, adorned with an array of sacred cobras and worshiping baboons, framed by two vertical bands of hieroglyphs..
Measuring 69¾” (177.1 cm) high
*What makes this spiritual sarcophagus so unique is the rare black color. It was solely attributed to the god Horsiese.