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Box of inner coffin of Henettawy

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21
1070–945 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Deir el-Bahari

Dimensions

Length: 187 cm (73 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.640a

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Inner anthropoid coffin of Princess Henettawy, varnished yellow and painted. The decoration is carved in low relief into a layer of plaster that overlies the wood. The face, hands and hair, which were originally gilded, are missing.

Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, near temple of Hatshepsut (MMA tomb 60). 1924: excavated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition under Herbert E. Winlock; 1952: lent to the Museum of Fine Arts by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; 1954: given to the Museum of Fine Arts by exchange, May 13, 1954.
(Accession Date: May 13, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Exchange