The moulding reproduces one of the many representations that adorn the tank of Taho's sarcophagus.
It is an admirable anthropoid sarcophagus, carved out of a dark and hard stone, black basalt, whose exterior is decorated with figurines and numerous inscriptions relating to the navigation of the sun in the underground world. It housed the body of Taho, the son of Renpetneferet, and these names, as well as the style of representations, allow us to date this object to the 4th century BC.
It is one of the most beautiful monuments bought in Egypt by Champollion in 1827. The interior of the tank is decorated with a procession of deities and funerary geniuses linked to the art of mummification, in particular the god Anubis and the four sons of Horus.
These geniuses are traditionally linked to the protection of the dead man's viscera. They are found on the canopic vases that contain them.
Has a wall hanging system
Reproduction in patinated resin
Height: 30 cm
Width: 20 cm
Depth: 1.5 cm
Weight: 1.7 kg
Origin: Funeral vat and its lid from Jedhor, son of Padimenekhibet and Nefretrenpet
Period: 4th or 3rd century BC, early Ptolemaic period
Museum: Paris - Louvre Museum