Coffin from Saqqara

Third Intermediate Period
about 1070–685 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Saqqara, Tomb of Ramesside Official

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The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

Wrapped in brown paper and foam. This wooden coffin was excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society and given to the Museum as part of their division of finds from the Egyptian Antiquities Organization. It was discovered along with a cache of similar coffins in an intrusive burial cut into a tomb of a Ramesside official at Saqqara. The coffin is of Lower Egyptian style, which contrasts markedly with the more well known, elaborately decorated examples from Thebes


From the tomb of a Ramesside official at Saqqara. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society; 1986: awarded to the EES in the division of finds by the Egyptian Antiquities Organization; 1988: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Society.
(Accession date: June 22, 1994)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Society by subscription