Coffin of Senbi resp. of Wechhotep, M3C


knowledge domains
Present location
Africa » Egypt » Cairo » Egyptian Museum

Inventory number: JdE 42825

Find spot
Between Cairo and Assiut » Between el-Amarna and Asyut » West Bank » Meir
Era and Dynasty Dates » Pharaonic Period » Middle Kingdom » 12th Dynasty
Text type
Magic spells
Organic » Wood
Object type
Artefact » Container » Coffin
Hieratic, Hieroglyphs » Cursive Hieroglyphs
Egyptian-Coptic » Egyptian » Middle Egyptian

- de Buck 1954: A. de Buck, The Egyptian Coffin Texts. V. Texts of Spells 355-471, Oriental Institute Publications 73 (Chicago/Ill 1954), V 283c–285a.

Bibliographic references

- Barguet 1986: P. Barguet, Les textes des sarcophages égyptiens du Moyen Empire (Paris 1986), 327.

- Carrier 2004: C. Carrier, Textes des sarcophages du Moyen Empire égyptien. Tome II: spells [355] à [787] (Monaco 2004), 1050–1051.

- Faulkner 1977: R. O. Faulkner, The Ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts. Volume II Spells 355 - 787 (Warminster 1977), 74.

- Kamal 1911: A. Kamal, Rapport sur les fouilles exécutées dans la zone comprise entre Deïrout au nord et Deîr-el-Ganadlah, au sud, in: Annales du service des antiquités de l’Égypte 11, 1911, 3–39, here: 33–34.

- Lapp 1993: G. Lapp, Typologie der Särge und Sargkammern von der 6. bis 13. Dynastie, Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Altägyptens 7 (Heidelberg 1993), Cat.-No. M11.

- Lesko 1979: L. H. Lesko, Index of the Spells on Egyptian Middle Kingdom Coffins and Related Documents, Berkeley 1979.

- Porter – Moss 1934: B. Porter – R. L. B. Moss, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings. IV. Lower and Middle Egypt (Delta and Cairo to Asyut) (Oxford 1934), 256.

- Stegbauer 2015: K. Stegbauer, Magie als Waffe gegen Schlangen in der ägyptischen Bronzezeit (Borsdorf 2015), 166–167 (Spell 11 = CT 434) (

- Willems 1988: H. Willems, Chests of Life. A Study of the Typology and Conceptual Development of Middle Kingdom Standard Class Coffins (Leiden 1988).

A complete bibliography can be found here.

Dr. Katharina Stegbauer
Author of metadata
Dr. Peter Dils

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