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Inner coffin lid of Ankhpefhor

Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22
early 945–712 B.C.


Length x width: 191 x 50 cm (75 3/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

Inner coffin lid of Ankh-pef-hor. Formerly 72.4836. Anthropoid. Wood with coating of gesso and red-brown paint. Wig composed of red and bllue stripes with a red, white and blue diagonal net pattern near face. Face gessed and gilded with eyes outlined in black. Hands are applied. Fair condition, numerous surface chips and cracks. Small top board at foot end missing. Column of black hieroglyphs down center; standard funerary offering formula.


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.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way