Catafalque Cover of Asetemakhbyt
JE 26276 Cairo Antiquity Museum
Material: Painted Leather
Size: Height 195 cm; Length: 272 cm; Width: 240 cm
Location: WEstern Thebes, Deir el-Bahri Cache (TT 320)
Excavation: Antiquities Service Excavations of 1881
Period: 21st Dynasty reign of Pinudjem I (About 1065-1045 BC)
Discovered in the famous Deir el-Bahri Cache, this was the drapery that covered the catafalque below which the coffin of Asetemakhbyt was placed during the funeral ceremony. It use is documented in tomb paintings and wooden models depicting funeral processions, in which the coffin is surmounted by a light wooden superstructure covered with a cloth while it is being transported to the tomb.
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