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Shabti coffin of Wahneferhotep

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12–13
Date:
ca. 1981–1640 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht South, Pyramid Temple of Senwosret I, Causeway, Northern lane, MMA excavations, 1913–14
Medium:
Wood, paint, gold leaf.
Dimensions:
L. 25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.) W. 10.4 cm (4 1/8 in.) H. 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1914
Accession Number:
14.3.69a, b
Not on view
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Alotted to the Museum by the Egyptian government in the division of finds, 1914.

Arnold, Dieter, Dorothea Arnold, and Peter F. Dorman 1988. The South Cemeteries of Lisht, vol. I: The Pyramid of Senwosret I, Publications of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition, 22. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 37-39; p. 147; pl. 14a, b.

Dorman, Peter F. 1988. "Appendix I: The Inscriptions of the Model Coffins of Wahnoferhotep and Bener." In The South Cemeteries of Lisht, vol. I: The Pyramid of Senwosret I, edited by Dieter Arnold. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 147–9.

Reeves, Nicholas 2015. "Shabti and Coffin of the King's Son Wahneferhotep." In Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and Kei Yamamoto. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 237, no. 175.

Quirke, Stephen 2015. "Understanding Death: A Journey between Worlds." In Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and Kei Yamamoto. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 221.

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