Outer coffin box of Tasenetnethor

Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22–24
945–700 B.C.


Length x Width x Depth: 190 x 57 x 25 cm (74 13/16 x 22 7/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Out on Loan

On display at Vincent Price Art Museum, CA, March 17, 2018 – December 2, 2018


The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

This is the outer coffin base for an individual named Tasenetnethor who carried the title “Sistrum Player of Amen-Re.” It is carved in anthropoid shape with a face wearing a tripartite wig. Facial detailing is simply modelled. The surface is unpainted. Three holes on each long were for the insertion of tabs of the coffin’s lid for attachment. The wood is somewhat worn, cracked, and stained.

This lid is part of a set that also includes objects 72.4835a & c.


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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)
(Numbers reassigned & corrected September 20, 1995)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way