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Fragment of a coffin

Fragment inscribed with hieroglyphs

Provenance

From Bersha tomb 10, pit B. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 20, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place for Label

Deir el-Bersheh, Egypt

Findspot

Deir el-Bersheh, Egypt

Dimensions

42 x 6 cm (16 9/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.835d

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi