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Face of a coffin

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This face component from a wooden coffin depicts a man's head. It is plastered and painted, though surface treatments have preserved rather poorly. Eyes and eyebrows are black, the face a reddish-brown, and the headdress/hair yellow, blue, green and red. It is in battered and worn condition with...

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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: 20 x 11.5 cm (7 7/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.7432

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi