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Coffin

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Wheel-made pottery coffin with an opening at the head, which allowed for the insertion of the body. The opening was covered by a faceplate with hand-modeled facial features. Traces of a central band of inscription and several side bands are visible, as well as a central winged figure.

Provenance

From Tell el-Yahudiya. 1886-87: excavated by Francis Ll. Griffith for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: April 3, 1888)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1292–1075 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 200 x 53 cm (78 3/4 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.1041

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi