Middle coffin of Lady 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: 243 x 85 x 89 cm (95 11/16 x 33 7/16 x 35 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.964

Medium or Technique

Cedar

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Middle coffin of Lady Djehutynakht, decorated with spells from the Coffin Texts. The decoration is similar to that on the coffins of her husband Djehutynakht; however, her coffins lack texts from the Book of Two Ways.

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