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Coffin lid of Nesptah

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Outer coffin lid of Nes-Ptah. anthropoid, coated with gesso and painted black. Traces of cream-colored decoration, including thin vertical stripes on lappets of wig, a multi-stranded wesekh collar, and a central band of hieroglyphs with border. Fair condition; large cracks and loose pieces of...

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By 1836: Robert Hay collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-72: 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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22, early 945–712 B.C.

Object Place

Thebes, Egypt


Width x length: 54 x 194cm (21 1/4 x 76 3/8in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi