Coffin of Mr-irty.f

Egyptian
First Intermediate Period
2130–1980 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 48.2 x 43 x 190 cm (19 x 16 15/16 x 74 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1509a

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Rectangular box coffin made of irregular pieces of wood. Irregularities are plastered over and the entire coffin is painted yellow. A line of hieroglyphs, painted blue-green, runs down the center of the lid and around the sides, just below the lid. (Note: Most of paint is now missing)

Provenance

From Mesheikh. M / 101 / A. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition