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Coffin base of Nesptah

Outer coffin base of Nes-Ptah. Anthropoid, coated with gesso and painted black. Horizontal band encircling the body of a small man of the case which names the Barber of Amun, Nes-Ptah, son of the Barber of Ptah, Nes-[pa-en-renenwetet]. Fair condition, with numerous chips, cracks, and loose...

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By 1836: Robert Hay collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-72: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22, 945–712 B.C.

Object Place

Thebes, Egypt

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi