Fragment of an Egyptian sarcophagus
The highlight of the latest acquisitions is a linen painting of a sarcophagus depicting the goddess Noet. It is situated between the 26th and 30th Dynasties.
Hieroglyphs give guidance to the deceased in the afterlife. Above the image of this goddess, we read:
"Words to be spoken by the doorkeeper of the temple of Amon, Hor, justified of voice, son of the doorkeeper of the temple of Amon, Ny-pep, justified of voice, his mother (is) the mistress of the house I-mi-sjeri, justified [of voice]".
The hieroglyphs below the goddess contain a spell from the Book of the Dead.
After restoration, this masterpiece will be on display at the textile museum.