Coffin of Pepiseneb

Egyptian
First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 9
2130–1980 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, Tomb 5114, Shaft C

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 51 x 50.5 x 196.5 cm (20 1/16 x 19 7/8 x 77 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.1512a

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Box coffin made of strips of cedar overlying a core of acacia. Both the lid and the box are veneered on the outside and inscribed with blue hieroglyphs, which give the name of the deceased (Pepyseneb) as well as his nicknames (Ity and Khety). The inside is plastered and painted yellow. A pair of wedjat eyes are painted on the head end of the coffin’s left side.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, tomb 5114 shaft C. December, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1925: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 1, 1923)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition