From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Courtyard CC 41, north side, Burial 46.1, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1911–12
Wood (ficus sycomorus), stucco, paint
l. 190 cm (74 13/16 in); w. 50 cm (19 11/16 in); h. 50 cm (19 11/16 in)
Rogers Fund, 1912
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. For other examples of this type, see 12.181.299; 30.3.4a, b–30.3.7a, b.
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.