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Head of Viceroy Merymose from his middle sarcophagus

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Fragment of the face from a sarcophagus lid, carved in black granite with rose colored blotches across forhead. A fragmentary inscription on the preserved proper right shoulder of the piece matches an inscribed lid in the British Museum, part of a sarcophagus set belonging to Merymose, the...

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From Thebes, Qurnet Murai, tomb of Merymose (TT 383). By 1909, with Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, purchased of Mohamed Mohassib by Joseph Lindon Smith with 09.287 for $150.00, acquired by the MFA with funds provided by Mrs. Frank Peabody. (Accession Date: August 5, 1909)

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Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Frank E. Peabody

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390–1352 B.C.

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Height x width x depth: 41.5 x 43.5 x 22.4 cm (16 5/16 x 17 1/8 x 8 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi