Face of a coffin

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb D 115

Dimensions

Height x width: 19.5 x 12 cm (7 11/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7431

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

This face comes from the wooden coffin of a woman. The wood is plastered thinly and painted. The face is yellow with black around the eyes and on the eyebrows. The head carries black stripes for hair. There are remnants of three pegs on the back for attachment to the main coffin. The object shows signs of insect damage.

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb D 115. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription