Inner coffin of Governor Djehutynakht

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht), Notes: Egypt (Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10 shaft A)

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 224.1 x 75 x 80 cm (88 1/4 x 29 1/2 x 31 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.962a

Medium or Technique

Cedar

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Inner coffin of Djehutynakht, head end missing. Interior painted with an offering frieze around the top, false door, vertical columns of Coffin Texts, spells from the Book of the Two Ways and a map of the Underworld.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 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. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition