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Lid of inner coffin of Henettawy

Lid of inner anthropoid coffin of Princess Henettawy, daughter of Men-Kheper-Re and of Iset-em-Kheb; face and hands missing; wood, stuccoed and painted, modern repair at foot end. Shiny varnish; colors of scenes and hieroglyphics perserved well.


From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, near temple of Hatshepsut (MMA tomb 60). 1924: excavated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition under Herbert E. Winlock; 1952: lent to the Museum of Fine Arts by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; 1954: given to the Museum of Fine Arts by exchange, May 13, 1954. (Accession Date: May 13, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Exchange

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, 1070–945 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Deir el Bahari, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, gesso, paint, and varnish


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi