Coffin fragment of Satmeket

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1797 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, Shaft B


Height x width x depth: 55.9 x 54.6 x 7.6 cm (22 x 21 1/2 x 3 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

This is a fragment of a coffin inscribed for a woman named Satmeket. The interior side carries two lines of colored hieroglyphic text at the top and twenty-four columns of inked inscription below. The exterior side has a single row of incised inscription in three fragments that exhibit substantial insect damage.


From Deir el-Bersha, tomb of Djehutynakht, tomb 10, shaft B. 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. 1921: received by the MFA. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition