Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Unknown
Age unknown
Sex m
Status Unknown
Height 69 11/16 x 17 5/16 in. (177 x 44 cm)
Culture XXII Dynasty Egyptian
Date(s) ca. 945-718 B.C.
Site Thebes
Current Location
Location Brooklyn Museum
Catalog # 35.1265

Nespaneterenpera was a god-father of Amun, one of those priests who were free to enter the sanctuary. He had been a prophet of the fourth class of Amun of Karnak and also bore the special title of priest of Hermonthis. He was the son of Sin-a-Amun. The decoration was chosen to associate its occupant, the priest Nespanetjerenpere, with divine resurrection. The ram-headed falcon on his chest represents the sun god's nightly journey through the land of the dead. The small figures on the front represent deities aligned with various parts of his body, as described in the funerary Book of the Dead.


Cartonnage of the mummy of a Theban priest Nespaneterenpera of about 1000 B.C. or the XXI dynasty. The mummy is missing.



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