The coffin of Senekhenti

First Intermediate Period

Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, Tomb 5015


47.5 x 54 x 176 cm (18 11/16 x 21 1/4 x 69 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

Undecorated side of the coffin of Lady S-nxnty. The inner face of this side is decorated with a band of hieroglyphs, painted blue. The inscription read:
Htp di nsw Inpw Htp di Wsir nb Ddw xnty-imntyw nb AbDw qrst.s nfr m zmt imntyw imyw Xrt-nTr prt-xrw n Xqrt-nsw watt imAxyt S-nxnty

(An offering which the king and Anubis give, an offering which Osiris, the lord of Ddw, xnty-Imntyw, the lord of Abydos gives. A good burial in the cemetery (amongst) the Westerners who are in their tomb(s) (in) the Necropolis. An invocation of offering for the royal adoratess, the sole (companion), the revered S-nxnty)


From Sheikh Farag, Egypt. Tomb 5015: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1923: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition