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Lid of anthropoid coffin

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"Black-ground" coffin lid with an inscription in yellow to imitate gold. The face is yellow, eyes are painted white and black, eyebrows are black, and the wig is black and yellow. The broad collar is painted red, yellow, and blue-green, with falcon head terminals. Yellow vulture with...

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By 1988: Kathryn L. Maxson, Sherborn, Mass. (said to have been collected by her father, Richard E. S. Maxson, in Egypt many years ago); 1988: purchased by the MFA from Kathryn L. Maxson.

Credit Line

Egyptian Curator's Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Theban region, Egypt


height x width x depth (at foot): 33 x 33 x 145.5 cm (13 x 13 x 57 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted wood


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi