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Lid of the outer coffin of Djehutynakht

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Lid of the outer coffin of Djehutynakht, made of massive cedar boards. Two lines of carefully detailed, painted hieroglyphs containing an offering formula surround vertical columns of incised, cursive heiroglyphs bearing spells from the Coffin Texts.

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.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length x depth: 115 x 262 x 20 cm (45 1/4 x 103 1/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1826

Medium or Technique

Cedar

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi