<em>Face from an Anthropoid Coffin</em>, ca. 1070-945 B.C.E. Wood, gesso, pigment, 8 7/16 x 8 1/16 x 4 5/16 in. (21.5 x 20.5 x 11 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.2037E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.2037E_NegA_SL4.jpg)

Face from an Anthropoid Coffin

Medium: Wood, gesso, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1070-945 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 8 7/16 x 8 1/16 x 4 5/16 in. (21.5 x 20.5 x 11 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.2037E

Image: 37.2037E_NegA_SL4.jpg,unedited master file

Catalogue Description:
The object is part of the composite head from a coffin. Made of wood, it was covered with gesso and then painted. The red pigment of the face is still in excellent condition as are the black and white pigments used for the eyes. Some surface damage has occurred to the lower part of the tip of the nose. Wooden tenon projects from the top of the head which at one time fit into a socket on the wig which was fashioned separately.

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