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Box of inner coffin of Henettawy

Inner anthropoid coffin of Princess Henettawy, varnished yellow and painted. The decoration is carved in low relief into a layer of plaster that overlies the wood. The face, hands and hair, which were originally gilded, are missing.


From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, near temple of Hatshepsut (MMA tomb 60). 1924: excavated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition under Herbert E. Winlock; 1952: lent to the Museum of Fine Arts by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; 1954: given to the Museum of Fine Arts by exchange, May 13, 1954. (Accession Date: May 13, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Exchange

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, 1070–945 B.C.

Object Place

Deir el-Bahari, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi