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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.


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


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


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


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi