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Coffin fragment

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This fragment of painted cartonnage is from a coffin that was likely originally of anthropoid shape. Heavy white priming is evident with painted decoration in red, yellow, black, and green. The remaining decoration preserves a portion of a scene: between an upper and lower border of blue and...

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Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24, 1070–700 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 23 x 14 cm (9 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.4810

Medium or Technique

Cartonnage

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi