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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.
MEDIUM Wood, paint
  • 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)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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. (44.5 x 181.6 x 3.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 1995.112. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE detail, 1995.112_detail_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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