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Painted coffin shroud

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Painted and gessoed linen coffin shroud depicting the deceased seated and wearing a long folded kilt and broad collar, his left hand reaching out to a table of offerings. Two columns of hieroglyphs, painted black, read: "Anubis, lord of Re-Setau, may he allow a smelling of the sweet breeze of...

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By 1981: Swiss private collection; 1981: purchased by the MFA through McAlpine Ancient Art, London, at Christie's, London auction December 10, 1981 (no. 361, cat. p. 76).

Credit Line

William Stevenson Smith Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18–early Dynasty 19, 1400–1279 B.C..

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Height x width: 32.4 x 26 cm (12 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Polychromed, gessoed linen


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings