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In your search: Khety

Maker(s) &
Production:

, Egypt

Category:

funerary equipment

Name:

coffin

Date:

circa 2010 B.C. 1950 B.C.
import: ca 1990-1950 BC

Period(s):

Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom

Description:

coffin of Khety made of sycamore fig; part of one side is missing and original 'feet' lost; one line of painted text on lid and side; plastered wood painted with earth pigment. Black drafting lines still visible. Text sketched in back and coloured with Egyptian blue. An eye panel is painted on one side.

Find Spot:

Beni Hasan; 366

Material:

wood

Technique
Description:

painted

Dimension(s):

height, 50, cm
length, 186, cm
width, 44.4, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1903; The Beni Hasan Excavation Committee

Inscription(s):

inscription; side of coffin; Htp di nsw wsir nb Ddw xnty imntyw nb AbDw prt xrw nt imAxy xr nTr Aa nb pt Xty
inscription; lid; Htp di nsw inpw xnty sx nTr tpy Dw.f imy wt nb spA Smst ib.f xrwi n kA.f r swt nfrw imAxw Hr simAx Xty

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: 11

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. 224

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
A.162

Strudwick, Helen Martha. Dawson, Julie. 2016. Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt.London: D. Giles Limitedp. 138-141, #11

Related Object(s):

E.71a.1903
E.71b.1903
E.71c.1903; Model of butchers at work
E.71d.1903
E.71e.1903

Accession:

Object Number: E.71.1903
(Antiquities)
(record id: 50676; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2016-06-17)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/50676