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Coffin fragment of Satmeket

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This is a fragment of a coffin inscribed for a woman named Satmeket. The interior side carries two lines of colored hieroglyphic text at the top and twenty-four columns of inked inscription below. The exterior side has a single row of incised inscription in three fragments that exhibit...

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Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb of Djehutynakht, tomb 10, shaft B. May 1915: 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. 1921: received by the MFA. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1797 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 55.9 x 54.6 x 7.6 cm (22 x 21 1/2 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

21.810b-c

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi