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Title:

Painted wooden coffin

Maker(s) &
Production:

, Egypt

Category:

funerary equipment

Name:

coffin

Date:

1915 B.C. 1870 B.C.

Period(s):

Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom

Description(s):

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.

Find Spot:

Beni Hasan; Tomb 23 (Beni Hasan)

Material:

wood

Technique
Description:

painted

Dimension(s):

height, 0.545, m
length, 1.855, m
width, 0.438, m

Acquisition:

given; 1903; The Beni Hasan Excavation Committee

Inscription:

inscription

Exhibition(s):

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. 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

Related Object:

E.174.1903

Accession:

Object Number: E.68.1903
(Antiquities)
(record id: 50673; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2016-07-19)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/50673





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