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Coffin of Mr-irty.f

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Rectangular box coffin made of irregular pieces of wood. Irregularities are plastered over and the entire coffin is painted yellow. A line of hieroglyphs, painted blue-green, runs down the center of the lid and around the sides, just below the lid. (Note: Most of paint is now missing)


From Mesheikh. M / 101 / A. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period, 2130–1980 B.C.


Height x width x length: 48.2 x 43 x 190 cm (19 x 16 15/16 x 74 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi