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Coffin of Nesmin

Ancient Egyptian Painting

Coffin of Nesmin

Ancient Egyptian Painting
  • Date: c.200 - c.30 BC
  • Style: Ptolemaic
  • Theme: Sarcophagi
  • Genre: portrait, symbolic painting
  • Media: wood, plaster, oil, gold
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This coffin belonged to Nesmin, who was a priest for the god Min in Akhmim. The names of Nesmin's parents are given in the coffin's inscriptions; his father was a priest called Djedhor and Nemin's mother was a musician for Min called Tadiaset. The coffin came to the museum together with Nesmin's mummy.

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Excavated at Akhmim by the Egyptian Antiquities Service. Purchased from the Egyptian Government, 1886.

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