Head end panel from the outer coffin of Djehutynakht

Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)


Height x width: 105 x 100 cm (41 5/16 x 39 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

Interior head end of Djehutynakht’s outer coffin (coffin 4). The painted decoration depicts vessels containing the seven sacred oils, bags of green and black eye paint, and two rows of hieroglyphic text. The lower half is filled with incised spells from the Coffin Texts.


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. May 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition