Maker Egyptian
  • Mummy of a man named Ta-bes
Date 6th/4th Century B.C.
Medium Wood, gessoed, and painted coffin, linen wrapped mummy
Dimensions L. 59" (149.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Frederick Stearns
Accession Number 90.1S11802
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed for a man named Ta-bes
Called Ankhpetahotep in a bulletin article, which is entirely erroneous.
The man's name appears several times so there is no doubt about the reading.
Bulletin of the Detroit Museum of Art, vol. VII #1 (Jan. 1913), p. 4, illus. p.5. DIA Statewide Services Travelling Exhibition, IMAGE AND ARTIFACT: ANCIENT ART FROM THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, Feb 5, 1984 - Dec 16, 1985, cat no 32 (ill).