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Pottery coffin of a boy named Paneferneb. The coffin is wheel-made of an alluvial clay, and the face and chest are part of a removable plate that allowed the introduction of the body. The head end is capped by a blue and yellow striped headdress bound by a headband of lotus petals with a pendant...

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From Amada. 1937: excavated by Dr. Eric Stahl, Sweden, during Second Aswan Dam Salvage Project; presented to Dr. Stahl by the Egyptian government; November 27, 1985: given to the MFA by Dr. Stahl through his agent, Olaf Liden.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, 1295–1186 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Amada, Sudan


Amada, Egypt


Height: 110 cm (43 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi