Part of wooden coffin

Egyptian


Dimensions

Width x length: 29.5 x 37.8 cm (11 5/8 x 14 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4815

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Panel cut from the front center of a large wooden coffin. In the top register a mummy lies on a funerary bed with canopic jars beneath and Ba-bird hovering above in yellow field; nine vertical bands of painted hieroglyphs; one horizontal band across top; on wooden background.

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