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Coffin with grain mummy

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Wooden coffin in the form of a mummified falcon containing a grain mummy in the form of Osiris made of clay, barley, and wax.

Provenance

By 1963: acquired from the Nasser Brothers in Cairo, Egypt by Mr. H. Van der Kar, Steenbergen, The Netherlands; by June 2005: with Vincent Geerling, Archea Ancient Art, The Netherlands.; 2006: purchased by the MFA from Archea Ancient Art.

Credit Line

Norma Jean Calderwood Acquisition Fund

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 330 B.C.–30 B.C.

Dimensions

height x width x depth of coffin: 53 x 23 x 13 cm (20 7/8 x 9 1/16 x 5 1/8 in.) height x width x depth of corn mummy: 40.6 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm (16 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1249

Medium or Technique

Wood, paint, linen, wax, clay, and barley

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment