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Outer coffin box of Tabes

Outer coffin base of Ta-Bes. Anthropoid. Wood covered with gesso and painted black, with horizontal band of large, crudely formed hieroglyphs in cream color encircling the case. Inscribed for the Songstress of Amun, Ta-Bes.


Probably from Thebes. Hay Collection; Gift of C. Granville Way, June 28, 1872

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

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

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi