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Two fragments of a coffin

Two fragments from the interior of a coffin: 1) Small fragment painted with part of a vertical line in blue paint, three hieratic signs from Coffin Texts on yellow background, edge blackened from fire; 2)larger fragment painted with yellow background, vertical blue line to left (edge of false...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 13, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x length of larger: 2 x 17.5 cm (13/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-427.4

Medium or Technique

Wood, pigment

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi