Requires Photography

Coffin

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb 2220 B

Dimensions

Overall: 96 x 99.5 x 240.5 cm, 766.6 kg (37 13/16 x 39 3/16 x 94 11/16 in., 1690 lb.) Interior length: 209.5 cm Interior width: 69 cm Height box: 82 cm Height lid: 14 cm Weight box: 1277 lbs Weight lid: 413 lbs

Accession Number

33.1016

Medium or Technique

Cedar

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Finely crafted of cedar wood, the exterior and interior panels of this coffin are undecorated. Knotholes in the wood were patched over and the panels were fitted together with round wooden pegs. See pegs, 33-4-21.1-3.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2220 B. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1933: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: May 27, 1987)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition