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Box of outer coffin of Henettawy

Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21
1070–945 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Deir el Bahari, Tomb 60


Height x width x length: 51.5 x 74.5 x 210 cm (20 1/4 x 29 5/16 x 82 11/16 in.)

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On View

Egypt: Funerary Arts Gallery (Gallery 109)


The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

Box of outer anthropoid coffin of Henettawy; the lid was missing when the tomb was discovered. The decoration is carved in low relief into a layer of plaster overlying the wood. The coffin was then painted and coated in yellow varnish. Scenes depict Henettawy presenting offerings to various gods and being judged by Osiris.


From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, near temple of Hatshepsut (MMA tomb 60). 1924: excavated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition under Herbert E. Winlock; 1952: lent to the Museum of Fine Arts by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; 1954: given to the Museum of Fine Arts by exchange, May 13, 1954.
(Accession Date: May 13, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Exchange