Three anthropoid coffins of the Theban priest Usirmose are known. The exterior coffin is in the Musée Curtius (Eg. 83) in Liège, and the two others are kept in Brussels. The larger of the two coffin bears the face of Usirmose, who wears a simple striped wig, and on his chest is a collar. The lid bears a single vertical column of hieroglyphic text; one further line of inscriptions runs round the base. The smaller coffin, in which the mummy was placed, is entirely covered with texts and with representation of a variety of beings and divine objects. A figure of the goddess Nut is to be found on the underside of the lid, while the bottom of the base depicts a djed-pillar (a symbol of Osiris) placed above an 'Isis knot'.
|KMKG - MRAH [07/003] BRUSSELS
|25TH DYNASTY AND CONTEMPORARIES (not before); 26TH DYNASTY (not after)
|DEIR EL-BAHARI ?
|COFFIN/SARCOPHAGUS OF HUMANS
|SCULPTURED; PAINTED ON STUCCO