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The Coffins of Duathathor-Henntawy-A
The photo college above (from CCR, pl. XXXV) shows Duathathor-Henttawy’s outer coffin basin in the center (the lid of this outer coffin was missing.) On the right is a side-view of this outer coffin. The inner coffin lid is shown on the left. According to Reeves, these coffin elements were originally made for Duathathor-Henttawy and had not been usurped from another burial and modified for her use. (DRN, p. 212, n.17) However, this contention could possibly be ruled out by the results of a thorough reexamination of Duathathor-Henttawy's coffin-set recently conducted by Dr. Kara Cooney and Dr. Carrie Arbuckle Macleod, who are scheduled to publish their findings in JARCE in the near future.
The gilded face mask and hands have been removed from the inner coffin lid, and gilded areas elsewhere on the coffins have been completely scraped off with an adze. The adzing had been executed in a careful fashion which did not damage sacred images or the inscriptions running down the lower center surface of the inner coffin lid, indicating that the removal of these elements had probably been done during a processing procedure carried out by Royal Necropolis officials rather than by ordinary thieves intent on plundering the burial. A similar pattern of damage may be seen on other coffins found in DB320, especially on the inner coffins of Nodjmet.
Although the face mask and wig of Duathathor-Henttawy's inner coffin had been badly damaged, it seems possible to discern the faint outlines of the original decorations on the exposed wood. (Click on photo above for enlargement.) There appear to be two wing-shaped semicircular areas on either side of the face which suggest that Duathathor-Henttawy's wig might originally have been adorned with a vulture headdress similar to the one seen on the coffins of her daughter, Maatkare-Mutemhet. Some of the golden cloisons used to separate the feathered sections of such a headdress still seem to be in place around the edges of the semicircles, and an indentation on the forehead might indicate that a golden vulture's head had originally been attached at this position. Although the vulture headdress became more common on stola coffins during the late 21'st Dynasty, its appearance on Duathathor-Henttawy's early 21'st Dynasty head-gear would have been unusual, and would have identified her as a person of very elevated status.
A striped headdress appears on the basin of the outer coffin (shown on the right in the photo above.) This headdress had apparently been decorated with alternating black and gold stripes and the gilding had been entirely removed from the latter. This type of headdress was usually reserved for the coffins of males and its usage by Duathathor-Henttawy indicates that she had wielded impressive authority. (Source Bibliography: AGS, 54f,; CCR
63ff., pl. XXXV; DRN, p. 212, n.17, 255f.; FP, p. 192-194; GCSS, 53f.; MiAE, 230,)
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