Face of a coffin

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


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb D 115

Dimensions

Height x width: 20 x 11.5 cm (7 7/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.7432

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

This face component from a wooden coffin depicts a man’s head. It is plastered and painted, though surface treatments have preserved rather poorly. Eyes and eyebrows are black, the face a reddish-brown, and the headdress/hair yellow, blue, green and red. It is in battered and worn condition with significant 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