Shepenmehyt's Coffin

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Jade Koekoe
published on 09 January 2017

This coffin was made for a woman named Shepenmehyt, she is depicted on the coffin lid with her face painted green, possibly in symbolic representation of the god Osiris.

This image was taken at the National Museum of Australia in the British Museums travelling exhibition A History of the World in 100 (and 1) Objects.

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About the Author

Jade Koekoe
Jade is a Librarian with an avid interest in Roman and Greek architecture and ancient Middle-Eastern cultures.

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Koekoe, J. (2017, January 09). Shepenmehyt's Coffin. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Koekoe, Jade. "Shepenmehyt's Coffin." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 09, 2017.

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Koekoe, Jade. "Shepenmehyt's Coffin." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 09 Jan 2017. Web. 04 Feb 2023.