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Front side panel of outer coffin of Djehutynakht

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The outer coffin of the local governor Djehutynakht of Deir el-Bersha is perhaps the finest Middle Kingdom coffin in existence. Like the second coffin that once nested inside it, the rectangular outer coffin was made of massive planks of imported cedar, pegged together and decorated on both its...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. May 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11–early Dynasty, 2010–1961 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

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Dimensions

Height x width: 115 x 263 cm (45 1/4 x 103 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1822

Medium or Technique

Cedar

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi