Painted wood coffin
1680 B.C. 1510 B.C.
previously attributed to Dynasty 13
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.
Arabah, el- Egypt; E281
given; 1900; the Egyptian Research Account
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
Vassilika, Eleni. 1995. Egyptian Art .
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
Object Number: E.283.1900
(record id: 50300; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2017-07-21)