Panel from the Coffin of a Woman
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
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.
Possible Place Collected: Asyut
ca. 2008-1875 B.C.E.
late XI Dynasty-early XII Dynasty
17 1/2 x 71 1/2 x 1 1/4 in., 22 lb. (44.5 x 181.6 x 3.2 cm, 9.98kg) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Panel from the Coffin of a Woman, ca. 2008-1875 B.C.E. Wood, paint, 17 1/2 x 71 1/2 x 1 1/4 in., 22 lb. (44.5 x 181.6 x 3.2 cm, 9.98kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 1995.112. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1995.112_PS1.jpg)
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