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Face of a coffin

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This face comes from the wooden coffin of a woman. The wood is plastered thinly and painted. The face is yellow with black around the eyes and on the eyebrows. The head carries black stripes for hair. There are remnants of three pegs on the back for attachment to the main coffin. The object...

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Provenance

From Abydos, tomb D 115. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 19.5 x 12 cm (7 11/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7431

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi