Sarcophagus of the priest Pa-nehem-isis

2nd century BC , From Saqqara



Sarcophagus of the priest Pa-nehem-isis

There is scarcely any undecorated surface on this sarcophagus. Texts and representations (gods of the hereafter, worship of the sun, the mummy on a bier, etc.) cover nearly all of it. Most of the texts deal with the sun’s nocturnal journey through the underworld. Only because the work stopped prematurely were a few areas left undecorated.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Raum IX

Object data

Object Name





Ptolemaic Period


2nd century BC




L 205 cm, H 47,5 cm, B 66,5 cm Deckel G: ca. 560 kg

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Ägyptisch - Orientalische Sammlung

Inv. No.

Ägyptische Sammlung, INV 4


1856, acquired through Consul-General C. W. Huber

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