The Coffins of Pinudjem II

The coffins and mummy of Pinudjem II were discovered intact, indicating that DB 320 had probably been the original place of his burial. However, damage done to several other burials inside the cache tomb (cf. Isiemkheb-D and Neskhons) has led Salima Ikram and Aidan Dodson to theorize that members of Pinudjem II's burial party may have engaged in some petty pilfering at the time the great Priest-King was laid to rest.


Outer and inner lids from of the coffins of Pinudjem II from Georges Daressy's
Cercueils des cachettes royales
(Cairo, 1909.) Click to enlarge.

 


The sides of Pinudjem II's outer coffin trough from Georges Daressy's
Cercueils des cachettes royales
(Cairo, 1909.) Click to enlarge.

 


The sides of Pinudjem II's inner coffin trough from Georges Daressy's
Cercueils des cachettes royales
(Cairo, 1909.) Click to enlarge.

 


Pinudjem II's coffin board from Georges Daressy's
Cercueils des cachettes royales
(Cairo, 1909.) Click to enlarge.

 


CESRAS photo of portrait mask from inner coffin of Pinudjem II.

 


CESRAS photo of gilded hand holding djed symbol
from inner coffin of Pinudjem II.

 


CESRAS photo of decorative design on inner coffin of Pinudjem II, depicting
the Priest-King giving an offering to Anubis.

 

The Center for Egyptological Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (CESRAS) maintains an extensive collection of online images available for public use on Flickr. The above CESRAS color images of the coffins of Pinudjem II provide a valuable photographic record of this beautiful object, currently on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Additionally, CESRAS has posted large size scans of many of the photographic plates from George Daressy's historically important 1909 work, Cercueils des cachettes royales which are also featured on this page.

More close up images of this coffin's decorations and inscriptions may be seen by going to the CESRAS Pinudjem II photostream.

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