<em>Crocodile Coffin</em>, 664-332 B.C.E. Wood, pigment, 3 x 2 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. (7.6 x 6.4 x 20.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1367E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1367E_PS2.jpg)

Crocodile Coffin

Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664-332 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 3 x 2 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. (7.6 x 6.4 x 20.6 cm)

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Accession Number: 37.1367E

Image: 37.1367E_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
The object is a wooden coffin for a crocodile. There is a crocodile carved into the top of the lid. Visible partially on the exterior below the crocodile's head, but more wholly on the interior, is a secondary insert of wood. This piece of wood appears to be held in place with a wooden dowel. Overall the surface is very mottled in appearance ranging in tone from dark to light. Condition: The object is in fair and moderately stable condition. There front of the crocodile's snout is broken off and missing.

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