Mummies in Rhode Island (1)
The Rhode Island School of Design Museum
Rhode Island School of Design
244 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903-2723
Nes-min on the RISD site
Mummy and Coffin of Nes-Min
Second Prophet of Min and Khonsu
Father, Second Prophet of Min
Mother, Sistrum player
Ptolemaic Period ca. 250 B.C.
Coffin: Wood, stucco, polychrome
mummy: Linen, cartonnage, human remains
His cartonnage mask is in the British Museum.
Certainly from Akhmim
Provenance: Museum Appropriation and Mary B. Jackson Fund 38.206.2. Lady Meux, Theobald's Park; William Randolph Hearst.
The trustees of the British Museum declined the bequest of Lady Meux's Egyptian collection, £2,250. It was then sold at public auction, where Hearst acquired the Mummy and Coffin of Nes-Min, and the pair statue of Nebsen and Nebet-ta, now in the Brooklyn Musuem.
Banks, Miriam A. "The Mummy of Nes-min; The Coffin of Nes-min." Bulletin of the Rhode Island School of Design 27, no.1 (1939); 21-35
Winkes/RISD, 1974 p.8
The coffin of Nes-Min contains 16 registers of text which list his titles and geneaology. His coffin design indicates that he lived at Akhmim in Middle-Egypt during the Ptolemaic period.