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Face from coffin

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This wooden face is a component of an anthropoid coffin. It is carved of yellow-brown wood. The eyebrows are painted black, as are outlines around the eyes. The eyes themselves are fashioned of black and white inlays. There is some chipping in the nose, lips, and chin.

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: 12.7 x 11.9 cm (5 x 4 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4734

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi