Coffin of Khnumnakht

Image

Description:
Horned viper
Phonogram:
f
Sign No.:
I9
Date:
Middle Kingdom
Type:
Coffin
Provenance:
Meir

Technique

Appearance:
FinishedPolychrome
Colors:
BlackPinkRedWhite
Stylistic notes:
The sign shows the Horned viper (Cerastes cerastes).
Color notes:
Outline of body red, body pink with red spots, underparts white. Outline of head, eye and horns black.
Image source:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/544326)