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Coffin of the Lady of the House Neby

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Rectangular wooden coffin, with elaborately painted false door and pair of eyes at the head end of the left side. Otherwise, the only decoration is composed of a line of hieroglyphic text around. At the head and foot of the coffin are prayers addressed to Isis and Nephthys. The floorboard is...

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Provenance

From Beni Hasan, tomb 294. Excavated by John Garstang between 1902 and 1904; 1904, given to the MFA by the Beni Hasan Excavations Center. (Accession Date: May 27, 1987)

Credit Line

Gift of the Beni Hasan Excavations Center

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Beni Hasan, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 214 x 51.4 x 51.4 cm (84 1/4 x 20 1/4 x 20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

04.2058

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi