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Coffin

Finely crafted of cedar wood, the exterior and interior panels of this coffin are undecorated. Knotholes in the wood were patched over and the panels were fitted together with round wooden pegs. See pegs, 33-4-21.1-3.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2220 B. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1933: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: May 27, 1987)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

33.1016

Medium or Technique

Cedar

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi