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Coffin of the architect Impy

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Wooden coffin of Impy; ends and sides mitred, and fastened with pegs and thongs; bad parts of wood neatly patched. Band of inscription along sides and on top. The hieroglyphs of the upper band read: ...(smr) waty nsw ... wabt? Imy-r wabt imAxw xr PtH Mry-anx-PtH-Ppy rn.f nfr PtH-Spss ImTpy...

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Provenance

From Giza, G 2381A (tomb of Impy). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II, 2246–2152 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

60 x 69.6 x 230 cm (23 5/8 x 27 3/8 x 90 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3085

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi