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Coffin from Saqqara

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Wrapped in brown paper and foam. This wooden coffin was excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society and given to the Museum as part of their division of finds from the Egyptian Antiquities Organization. It was discovered along with a cache of similar coffins in an intrusive burial cut into a tomb...

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From the tomb of a Ramesside official at Saqqara. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society; 1986: awarded to the EES in the division of finds by the Egyptian Antiquities Organization; 1988: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Society. (Accession date: June 22, 1994)

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Egypt Exploration Society by subscription

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, about 1070–685 B.C.



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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi