Painted wooden coffin
1915 B.C. 1870 B.C.
Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom
rectangular wooden coffin, with lid, inscribed for the Lady of the House, Nakht; painted in polychrome; palace facade decoration on panels; some water damage to one side. There are a number of redundant dowel holes, especially on the back panel and parts of the lid. This suggests that some of the wood of this coffin was recycled.
Inscribed for a woman with the title 'Lady of the House' called Nakht. The style and texts of this coffin are similar to the outer coffin of Userhet, whose coffin is now in Liverpool.
Beni Hasan; Tomb 23 (Beni Hasan)
height, 0.545, m
length, 1.855, m
width, 0.438, m
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. 212, #2
Bourriau, J.D.. 1988. Pharaohs and mortals; Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. 90, #70
Bourriau, J.D.. 1981. Umm El-Ga`ab : pottery from the Nile Valley before the Arab conquest.p. 64, #115
Strudwick, Helen Martha. Dawson, Julie. 2016. Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt.London: D. Giles Limitedp. 152-155, #15
Object Number: E.68.1903
(record id: 50673; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2016-07-19)