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Outer coffin lid of Tabes

Outer coffin lid of Ta-Bes. Anthropoid. Wood covered with gesso and painted black, with some painted decoration in cream color, including thin vertical stripes on the wig and a multi-stranded wesekh collar over the upper third of the case. Slight traces of a central band of hieroglyphs with a...

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Probably from Thebes. 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 (Accession Date: 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