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Middle coffin of Nesmutaatneru

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Large anthropoid coffin of wood, simply decorated but beautifully worked. Most of the lid is plain, but the face, wig and broad collar are plastered and brightly painted. On the chest is a winged sun disk, a vignette showing the deceased before Ra-Horakhty, and two columns of inscription. The...

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Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, temple of Hatshepsut. 1895: excavated by Edouard Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; 1895: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1895)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25, 760–660 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 186 cm (73 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

95.1407c

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi