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Panel cut from the front center of a large wooden coffin. In the top register a mummy lies on a funerary bed with canopic jars beneath and Ba-bird hovering above in yellow field; nine vertical bands of painted hieroglyphs; one horizontal band across top; on wooden background.


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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way



Width x length: 29.5 x 37.8 cm (11 5/8 x 14 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi