Hands from a pottery coffin

Egyptian/Cypriote


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Nabasha, Cemetery of Cypriote mercenaries

Dimensions

Height x width (a.): 22.1 x 28.4 cm (8 11/16 x 11 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.597a

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

“Tray” with modeled limbs on top. One rim edge intact. One hand with incised band on wrist. Goes with face 87.597b.

Provenance

From Cemetery of Cypriote mercenaries, Tell Nabasha. 1886, excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription