Panel from the Coffin of a Woman
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Funerary Gallery 1, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
This coffin is decorated with hieroglyphic texts invoking both national gods and the local gods of Asyut. The texts also include a prayer for bread, beer, and other offerings in the afterlife. 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.
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)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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., 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)
overall, 1995.112_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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