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Title:

Painted wooden coffin of a dog

Category:

funerary equipment

Name:

coffin

Date:

2119 B.C. 1794 B.C.
11th-12th dynasties

Period(s):

Eleventh Dynasty; Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom

Description:

coffin of a dog. During the Middle Kingdom there is an increase in the appearance of dogs on tomb reliefs. Dogs were hunters, watchdogs or pets. This type of burial is different from the mummified burials of later periods. This dog was given his own tomb and is named in the coffin text five times. His names was 'Heb'.

Production
Place (legacy):

Egypt, production, country

Find Spot:

Beni Hasan; tomb 17E

Material:

wood

Dimension(s):

height, 21, cm
length, 70, cm
width, 27, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1902;

Documentation:

Tooley, A.. 1988. Coffin of a dog from Beni Hasan.
Source Title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 74 (1988) : 207-211

Accession:

Object Number: E.47.1902
(Antiquities)
(record id: 50433; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2012-01-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/50433





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