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Inner coffin lid of Ankhpefhor

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22
early 945–712 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 191 x 50 cm (75 3/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4837c

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Inner coffin lid of Ankh-pef-hor. Formerly 72.4836. Anthropoid. Wood with coating of gesso and red-brown paint. Wig composed of red and bllue stripes with a red, white and blue diagonal net pattern near face. Face gessed and gilded with eyes outlined in black. Hands are applied. Fair condition, numerous surface chips and cracks. Small top board at foot end missing. Column of black hieroglyphs down center; standard funerary offering formula.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way