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Face of a coffin

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This is the face component of an anthropoid coffin of plastered & painted wood. The face is painted painted reddish brown. Remnant paint on the figure's headdress indicates that it was painted with large patches of green-black and areas of alternating white and green-black stripes divided by...

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Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24, 1070–700 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 15 x 14 cm (5 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.4732

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi