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Rishi coffin of the Lady Rini

Second Intermediate Period
Dynasty 17
ca. 1640–1550 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb CC 46/3, Courtyard, north side, Carnarvon/Carter excavations
Wood (ficus sycomorus), stucco, paint, paraffin
l. 190 cm (74 13/16 in); w. 50 cm (19 11/16 in); h. 50 cm (19 11/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.181.299a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
Rishi coffins like this one are characterized by the feather pattern painted on their lids and by their wedge-shaped faces. They are unique to Thebes in Dynasty 17 and early Dynasty 18. This example is very similar to 12.181.301, which was probably made in the same workshop.
Excavated lower Asasif by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, 1911-1912. Retained by the Egyptian Government in the division of finds. Purchased from the Egyptian Government by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1912.

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