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In your search: Mourning Women coffin

Title:

Painted wood coffin

Maker(s) &
Production:

, Egypt

Category:

funerary equipment

Name:

coffin

Date:

1680 B.C. 1510 B.C.
previously attributed to Dynasty 13

Period:

Seventeenth Dynasty

Description:

coffin fragments, decorated. This coffin shows a procession of mourners, who consisted of friends, servants and family of the deceased. Unlike the Middle Kingdom eye coffins, where both eyes are shown on a single panel, this example only has one eye on each of the side panels. The features of the coffin date to the end of the Second Intermediate Period or the very begnining of the New Kingdom.

Find Spot:

Arabah, el- Egypt; E281

Technique:

painted

Material:

wood

Acquisition:

given; 1900; the Egyptian Research Account

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: 21

Documentation:

Vassilika, Eleni. 1995. Egyptian Art [1995].
mourning woman fragment: no.15, p.38

Garstang, J.. 1901. El Arabah. A cemetery of the Middle Kingdom. Survey of the Old Kingdom temenos. Graffiti from the temple of Sety.
pp.8, 34, 45; pls. X, XI

Bourriau, J.D.. 1988. Pharaohs and mortals; Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom.Cambridge (Cambs.):
(one fragment) no.75, pp.94-5

Strudwick, Helen Martha. Dawson, Julie. 2016. Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt.London: D. Giles Limitedp. 168-171, #21

Accession:

Object Number: E.283.1900
(Antiquities)
(record id: 50300; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2017-07-21)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/50300





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