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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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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

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

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi