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Outer coffin box of Tasenetnethor

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This is the outer coffin base for an individual named Tasenetnethor who carried the title "Sistrum Player of Amen-Re." It is carved in anthropoid shape with a face wearing a tripartite wig. Facial detailing is simply modelled. The surface is unpainted. Three holes on each long were for the...

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By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872) (Numbers reassigned & corrected September 20, 1995)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22–24, 945–700 B.C.


Length x Width x Depth: 190 x 57 x 25 cm (74 13/16 x 22 7/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi