Face of a coffin

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb D 115


Height x width: 20 x 11.5 cm (7 7/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

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Not On View


The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

This face component from a wooden coffin depicts a man’s head. It is plastered and painted, though surface treatments have preserved rather poorly. Eyes and eyebrows are black, the face a reddish-brown, and the headdress/hair yellow, blue, green and red. It is in battered and worn condition with significant insect damage.


From Abydos, tomb D 115. 1901:excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription