Coffin of the Lady of the House Neby

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Beni Hasan, Tomb 294


Length x width x height: 214 x 51.4 x 51.4 cm (84 1/4 x 20 1/4 x 20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

Rectangular wooden coffin, with elaborately painted false door and pair of eyes at the head end of the left side. Otherwise, the only decoration is composed of a line of hieroglyphic text around. At the head and foot of the coffin are prayers addressed to Isis and Nephthys. The floorboard is missing.


From Beni Hasan, tomb 294. Excavated by John Garstang between 1902 and 1904; 1904, given to the MFA by the Beni Hasan Excavations Center.
(Accession Date: May 27, 1987)

Credit Line

Gift of the Beni Hasan Excavations Center