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Face of a coffin

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This face component to a wooden coffin depicts the head of a man. The wood is plastered and painted. Painted decoration is indicated by traces of light red and blue on the face and red, blue and black on the headdress.

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: August 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: 25 x 15.5 cm (9 13/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7434

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi