1855 B.C. 1790 B.C.
Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom
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.
Egypt, production, country
Beni Hasan; 132
width, 41.2, cm
height, 33.2, cm
length, 182.4, cm
given; 1903; The Beni Hasan Excavation Committee
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
Vassilika, Eleni. 1995. Egyptian Art .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 Asyût).p. 162
Object Number: E.88.1903
(record id: 50697; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2015-10-02)