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Box of outer coffin of Henettawy

Box of outer anthropoid coffin of Henettawy; the lid was missing when the tomb was discovered. The decoration is carved in low relief into a layer of plaster overlying the wood. The coffin was then painted and coated in yellow varnish. Scenes depict Henettawy presenting offerings to various...

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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)

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

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


Deir el Bahari, Egypt

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi