Fragment of a coffin

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A

Dimensions

Length x width: 49 x 10 cm (19 5/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.815h

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

One decorated fragment with painted wadjet eye, now attached to 20.1822 (not visible in gallery because outside wall of coffin board is facing the wall).

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 20, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition