Label T8
Group/Type T
Siglum A1C
EAT 1 Coffin 8
EAT 1 Group II
Major Publications

Pogo (1936c)

Neugebauer and Parker (1960), Pages 14-15, Plates 14-15

Willems (1995) (contains a complete analysis of the textual program of the coffin, but uses Neugebauer and Parker's reading and analysis of the star table)

Cockcroft & Symons (2013) (updates Neugebauer and Parker's reading of the list columns)

Owner @qAt
Provenance Aswan
Current Location

Nubian Museum, Aswan;  on display

CG 28127; JE 36418 (originally in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo)


Rows 12
Date Row Yes
Columns 36 + 3
Pattern Orderly except for the beginning of the upper left-hand quadrant.
Vertical Strip Sopdet
Horizontal Strip

(R to L) Nut, Sahu & Meskhetiu, Sopdet, smd rsy & smd mHty, nTr DA pt & rmn Hry, tpy-a spd & imy-xt spd, Axwy & imy-xt Axwy, HAt xAw & pHwy xAw, xntt Hrt & xntt Xrt

No big red circle is present at the beginning of the offering formula.

Other Text "A coffin text follows" (EAT1, p 15)
Style Unique:  very cursive, executed in black only.  No stars separating decan names, but a whole column of stars are placed before the vertical strip and another at the end of the table.



Note 1: The cell (C3,10) marked with a * is written as a pHwy similar to the occurrences of pHwy in the date row. It is not a decan by itself; see Cockcroft & Symons (2013) for more details.

Note 2: The cell (C3,12) contains the only known occurrence of the decan HAt sAbw; see Cockcroft & Symons (2013) for more details.


Legend for Schematic
  Parts of the table that were never originally present when compared to an ideal table
  Parts of the table that are obscured; any legible fragments are consistent with the numbers shown


Click on the image below to view more images of T8.

Images taken by Sarah Symons and Robert Cockcroft.


Ordinary DecansTriangle Decans
1 wSAt bkAt 13 srt     A smd rsy
2 ipDs 14 sAwy srt 26 abwt B smd mHty
3 sbSsn 15 Xry xpd srt 27 Xrt wart C nTr DA pt
4 xntt Hrt 16 tpy-a Axwy 28 tpy-a spd D rmn Xry
5 xntt Xrt 17 imy-xt Axwy 29 spd E xAw 2
6 Tms n xntt 18 Axwy 30 knmt F tpy-a spd
7 qdty     31 sAwy knmt G imy-xt spd 
8 "xnwy" 20 qd 32 Xry xpd n knmt H Axwy
9 Hry-ib wiA 21 xAw 33 HAt xAw I xAw
10 "crew" 22 art 34 pHwy xAw J nTr DA pt
11 knm 23 Xry art 35 TmAt Hrt K pHwy sAbw
12 smd srt 24 rmn Hry 36 TmAt Xrt L sAbw
            M HAt sAbw


Legend for Decans
  Decans that occur on this table
  Decans that do not occur on this table, but a space is left for them because they may have occurred on the ideal table
  Parts of the decan list that are missing owing to loss or damage



This table preserves L sAbw, the twelfth triangle decan, in the list columns only. It is also the only known table to preserve M HAt sAbw (Cockcroft & Symons, 2013). However, the triangle is not well-listed, despite being well-represented in the main body of the table. Like all other type T tables, it lacks two ordinary decans (19 bAwy and 25 rmn Xry) in the main body and so has two occurences of the TmAt decans at the beginning of the beginning of the ordinary decans and just before the triangle.

This table is, with T6, one of only two diagonal star tables on public display in Egypt.  It is the easier of the two to view as it is displayed standing upright on one of its long edges. Unfortunately, the star table is upside down.