Panel from the Coffin of a Woman
This coffin is decorated with hieroglyphic texts invoking both national gods and the local gods of Asyut. A stand with five jars of oil, a bed with seven linen bags of materials for mummification, a mirror, and a pair of sandals are all depicted on the coffin’s side, magically ensuring their presence in the tomb and with the deceased forever.
- Medium: Wood, pigment
- Possible Place Collected: Asyut, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 2008-1875 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XI Dynasty-early XII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 17 1/2 x 71 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (44.5 x 181.6 x 3.2 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 1995.112
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Panel from the Coffin of a Woman, ca. 2008-1875 B.C.E. Wood, pigment, 17 1/2 x 71 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (44.5 x 181.6 x 3.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 1995.112. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)