<em>Panel from the Coffin of a Woman</em>, 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)

Panel from the Coffin of a Woman

Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2008-1875 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 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)


Museum Location: Funerary Gallery 1, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 1995.112

Image: 1995.112_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Outer panel from left (east) side of a coffin originally made for a man but appropriated for an unnamed woman. In the invocation offering formula the datival n.k has been altered to n.t. Made of several irregularly shaped wooden pieces doweled together, a not uncommon practice at Asyut. Painted yellow in imitation either of gold or of a coniferous wood. (i.e., to mimic a more expensive wood). The frises d’objets on the exterior is another feature that suggests Asyut as the provenance. Condition: Good overall; unstable areas of polychromy on the left side about 15” from edge, also on right. Loss of paint from black outlines near both short ends.

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