Coffin lid of Nesptah

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22
early 945–712 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Thebes

Dimensions

Width x length: 54 x 194cm (21 1/4 x 76 3/8in.)

Accession Number

72.4838c

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Outer coffin lid of Nes-Ptah. anthropoid, coated with gesso and painted black. Traces of cream-colored decoration, including thin vertical stripes on lappets of wig, a multi-stranded wesekh collar, and a central band of hieroglyphs with border. Fair condition; large cracks and loose pieces of wood. Face is in position, but large gap between head and coffin. Right side of nose and chin chipped, and small abrasions and chips on face. Left side of foot board is missing.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-72: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way