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Three fragments of a coffin

Three long and thin, undecorated boards of wood

Provenance

From Egypt. 19b: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1915: 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.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Accession Number

15-5-638h

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi