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Fragment of a coffin

One decorated fragment with painted wadjet eye, now attached to 20.1822 (not visible in gallery because outside wall of coffin board is facing the wall).


From Egypt, Deir el Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 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-Bersha, Egypt


Length x width: 49 x 10 cm (19 5/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi