mummy coffin

Mummy Coffin of Pedusiri, Late Dynastic (712–323 BC) or Early Greco-Roman (323 BC–AD 395) Period, 500/250 BC
Plastered, polychromed, and gilded wood

Milwaukee Art Museum


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Out of all the ghost type pokemon, by far, the most terrifying one of all has to be Cofagrigus.  First off, it’s pre-evolution Yamask is actually a deceased HUMAN holding the mask of the face it once had.  Once the mask engulfs the lost soul, it become a territorial sentient coffin.  Anyone unfortunate enough to try and grave rob this pokemon’s treasures will be stuffed inside it’s golden chest for all eternity.

As for this animation, I only animated one hand and warped/flipped it for the rest.  Somehow making an effect that’s both grabbing and intimidating.  Fun fun!


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Coffin and Mummy of Nesmin

Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period

The coffin and mummy belong to an Egyptian priest, Nesmin (pronounced Esmin), who lived during the Ptolemaic Period, an era of Greek domination in Egypt following its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 BC. The hieroglyphic texts on the lower portion of Nesmin’s coffin lid provide his titles and genealogy. Like his father and many paternal ancestors, he had been a priest of Min, a god of fertility, and also of Khonsu, a god of the moon and healing. His mother played the sistrum (ritual rattle) in the service of Min. As a priest, Nesmin’s duties included clothing the statue of Min and caring for other god’s statues and for their temple home. Nesmin pursued his priestly duties in Middle Egypt at Akhim. The decoration of his coffin reflects a Ptolemaic style typical for that site. 

Images by Daniel DeCristo

Ancient Egyptian elite interred as one mummy but in multiple coffins

Coffin set belonging to the temple singer Tamutnofret, composed of an outer coffin, an inner coffin and a “mummy-cover”, a full-length death mask that was placed over the mummy.

Elite individuals in ancient Egypt were often entombed in multiple coffins, with as many as eight of them nested like Russian dolls.

Egyptologist Anders Bettum of the University of Oslo in Norway says the practice was intended to ensure the transformation of the deceased from human to deity.

“The numerous layers of coffins around the mummy functioned as repeated images of the deceased, but also as protective capsules, similar to the larva’s pupa before its transformation to a butterfly.

"The Egyptian coffin sets are based on the same principle that we can observe with Chinese boxes and Russian nested matryoshka dolls, where objects are nested inside each other to constitute a complete ensemble,” he said.

The child king Tutankhamun (1334-24 B.C.) was buried in as many as eight coffins, Bettum said.