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Fragment of a coffin

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha

Dimensions

Overall: 30.8 x 12.2 cm (12 1/8 x 4 13/16 in.) Content (Width of Column of Text): 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-638a

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Paited with gold background, with 15 columns of painted hieratic coffin texts

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, Egypt, shaft 19B. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition