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Fragment of a coffin

One large, decorated fragment of a coffin

Provenance

From Bersha, Egypt. Tomb 10a: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

45 x 5 cm (17 11/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.816c

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi