Coffin lid of Nesptah
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22
early 945–712 B.C.
Object Place: Egypt, Thebes
Width x length: 54 x 194cm (21 1/4 x 76 3/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way