Wooden funerary box of the priest Pantiamon.
The box consists of wooden planks joined together with wooden nails and covered with white coating. Its short sides extend into a semicircle. They are designed for the protection of the ushabti. Its shape refers to the type of sanctuaries of Lower Egypt. The painted decoration of the lid bears a representation of a boat and refers to the sacred pilgrimage of the deceased to the burial place of Osiris: Abydos. It comes from the “crypt of the priests of the god Mont” in Deir Ελ-Bahri, which was discovered in 1858 by the French archaeologist Mariette.
Pantiamon was priest-adorner, responsible for the ritual adornment of the god’s statues.