Head end from an anthropoid coffin

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C., or later


Dimensions

Height x width x depth:78 x 32 x 15 cm (30 11/16 x 12 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1988.6

Medium or Technique

Wood, cartonnage, milky quartz, onyx, and bronze

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

The face is dark green, with inlaid eyes of polished limestone. The blue wig is bordered in yellow with red hatching. An elaborate double collar, painted red, yellow, black, blue, and green, covers the chest. Body painted white to indicate linen wrappings.

Provenance

By 1988: Kathryn L. Maxson, Sherborn, Mass. (said to have been collected by her father, Richard E. S. Maxson, in Egypt many years ago); 1988: given to the MFA by Kathryn L. Maxson.

Credit Line

Gift of Kathryn L. Maxson in memory of her father, Richard E.S. Maxson