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Box of outer coffin of Henettawy

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


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el Bahari, Tomb 60

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 51.5 x 74.5 x 210 cm (20 1/4 x 29 5/16 x 82 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.639.1

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Box of outer anthropoid coffin of Henettawy; the lid was missing when the tomb was discovered. The decoration is carved in low relief into a layer of plaster overlying the wood. The coffin was then painted and coated in yellow varnish. Scenes depict Henettawy presenting offerings to various gods and being judged by Osiris.

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