Inner coffin of Governor Djehutynakht

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

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


Length x width x height: 224.1 x 75 x 80 cm (88 1/4 x 29 1/2 x 31 1/2 in.)

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Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)


The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

Inner coffin of Djehutynakht, head end missing. Interior painted with an offering frieze around the top, false door, vertical columns of Coffin Texts, spells from the Book of the Two Ways and a map of the Underworld.


From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). 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, 1921)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition