Face from a coffin

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24
1085–751 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 26 x 15.7 cm (10 1/4 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4733

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Masks

Well modeled face from a coffin, carved from dark, fine grained wood; painted eyes and eyebrows; badly worm-eaten on left side; square plug above for attachment of wig or headdress.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: 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