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Maker(s) &
Production:

, Egypt

Category:

funerary equipment

Name:

coffin

Date:

1855 B.C. 1790 B.C.

Period(s):

Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom

Description:

anthropoid wooden inner coffin, painted white with a colourful collar on the chest and a painted inscription, giving the name of the soldier Userhet; face black; wig, beard, eyebrows and cosmetic lines blue. The coffin is carved entirely from one piece of sycamore fig.

Find Spot:

Beni Hasan; 132

Material:

wood

Dimension(s):

width, 41.2, cm
height, 33.2, cm
length, 182.4, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1903; The Beni Hasan Excavation Committee

Inscription:

inscription

Exhibition(s):

Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt. 2016-02-23 - 2016-05-22
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
Catalogue number: 20

Documentation:

Garstang, J.. Burial customs of ancient Egypt; as illustrated by tombs of the Middle Kingdom, being a report of excavations made in the necropolis of Beni Hasan during 1902-4.p. 173, 217
fig. 181

Vassilika, Eleni. 1995. Egyptian Art [1995].p. 36, #14

Bourriau, J.D.. 1988. Pharaohs and mortals; Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. 91-92
Also plate III, 3 and fig. on p. 86, #72

Porter, Bertha. Moss, Rosalind L. B.. Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, reliefs and paintings. Vol.4, Lower and Middle Egypt (Delta and Cairo to Asyƻt).p. 162

Strudwick, Helen Martha. Dawson, Julie. 2016. Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt.London: D. Giles Limitedp. 162-165, #20

Accession:

Object Number: E.88.1903
(Antiquities)
(record id: 50697; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2016-06-17)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/50697





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