Coffin leg

New Kingdom or later, Dynasty 18–24
1550–712 B.C.


Height x width x depth: 82.5 x 8.2 x 6.3 cm (32 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

Square post/leg of a wooden coffin. Two sides inscribed with hieroglyphic text of offering formula for the owner, one of which is cracked ans somewhat worn. Text identifies the owner as Montuiuesankh (MnTw-iw.s-ankh), who carries the titles “Lord of the House” and “the Servant of Mut.”


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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way