Title Coffin of Heter (flanking registers)
Type Astronomical Representation
EAT3 Number and Name 71 Heter
EAT3 Pages and Plates 93-5, Pl 50
EAT3 Decan List Family -
Publications Brugsch (1860); Brugsch (1862)
Location Now lost
Date 125 CE
Registers  2
Circumpolar Group and Deities Yes, deities are reduced to four on the right and none on the left behind the Hippo
Planets Yes
Decan Names No
Decanal Stars No
Personifications of the Decans No
Cluster Numbers No
Depictions of Decanal Constellations Only Sopdet, Sahu, and perhaps Stwy near Nut's head
Decanal Deity Names No
Decanal Deity Figures No
Lunar Months No
Civil Months No
Nut Yes, in the central part of the lid
Other Features The "Astronomical Representation" elements surround a zodiac

This is the latest surviving astronomical representation known, if indeed it should be classed as a representation.  The central part of the lid falls into the category of "Nut plus zodiac coffin diagrams".  The appearance of all five planets twice on the lid reinforces the notion that the coffin lid contained two different diagrams.  The flanking registers and area around Nut's head contain elements of an astronomical representation in abbreviated form. 

The four corners of the representation are each occupied by a figure of one of the four winds.  The register below the planets contains the figures of the twelve hours of the night.  The register below the circumpolar group contains the figures of the twelve hours of the day.  Above Nut's head a disc emanates five streams of triangles.


 The schematic below shows how all the elements of the zodiac, astronomical representation, and Nut figure are arranged.


Legend for Schematic
C Circumpolar constellations
A Attendant circumpolar deities
D Decans
P Planets
N The sky-goddess Nut
Z Zodiac constellations
X Other cosmic deities (winds, hours, etc.)
 Hippo symbol

Location and orientation of the circumpolar hippo

 Human symbol 

Indicates the starting point and directionality of list or procession of figures

 71Heter schematic

Decan List

 Only the figures of Sopdet, Sahu, and perhaps Stwy are depicted, all in the area around Nut's head.