Painted wooden coffin of a dog
2119 B.C. 1794 B.C.
Eleventh Dynasty; Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom
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'.
Egypt, production, country
Beni Hasan; tomb 17E
height, 21, cm
length, 70, cm
width, 27, cm
Tooley, A.. 1988. Coffin of a dog from Beni Hasan.
Source Title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 74 (1988) : 207-211
Object Number: E.47.1902
(record id: 50433; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2012-01-10)