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One small decorated fragment of a coffin

Painted fragment of coffin

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el Bersha, 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.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Deir el Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

9 x 1 cm (3 9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.816k

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi