Face from coffin
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24
Height x width: 12.7 x 11.9 cm (5 x 4 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This wooden face is a component of an anthropoid coffin. It is carved of yellow-brown wood. The eyebrows are painted black, as are outlines around the eyes. The eyes themselves are fashioned of black and white inlays. There is some chipping in the nose, lips, and chin.
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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way