Case and lid of the sarcophagus of Djet-Mut
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Case and lid of the sarcophagus of Djet-Mut

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri
21st dyn., 1000 BC
Plastered and painted wood
Height 202 cm
cat. 25008/1

A plastered and painted sarcophagus that belonged to the priestess Djet-Mut, called the "wet nurse of the god Montu", the god of war. Like some others of the same period housed in the Museum, this sarcophagus comes from the vast necropolis of Deir el-Bahri, near Thebes, used by members of the upper-middle class of Egyptian society.