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Outer coffin box of Ankhpefhor

Outer coffin base of Ankh-pef-hor. Formerly 72.4836. Anthropoid. Wood with coating of gesso and red-brown paint. Two peg holes on each long side to receive the tangs of the lid. Fair condition, numerous surface chips and cracks. Top of central board at foot end missing. Uninscribed.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22, early 945–712 B.C.

Accession Number

72.4837d

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi