Mummy case and mummy of Nesptah

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


Dimensions

Width x length: 44 x 189 cm (17 5/16 x 74 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4838a

Medium or Technique

Cartonnage; human remains

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins and sarcophagi

The brightly painted decoration is organized into horizontal registers with a white background. The surface was coated with clear varnish, which has turned yellow. The decoration is largely obscured by a resinous substance, poured on the coffin at the time of burial, which has turned black over time.

Provenance

Acquired in Egypt by Robert Hay (1799-1863); 1868: sold to Samuel Way; inherited by C. Granville Way; 1872: given to the MFA by C. Granville Way.
(Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way