Anthropoid Coffin of a Woman
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
- ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, below the Tomb of Senenmut (TT 71), burial 2, MMA excavations, 1935–36
- Wood, gesso, paint
- H. 195 cm (76 3/4 in.); W. 54.5 cm (21 7/16 in.); D. 70 cm (27 9/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1936
- Accession Number:
This coffin belonged to an anonymous elderly woman who was interred on the hillside of Sheikh Abd el Qurna in a chamber constructed of rough rock slabs. Both box and lid are crudely hollowed out of two sections of a sycomore log, and the painted decoration, consisting of a blue and yellow wig cover, a broad collar, and uninscribed body bands, is rather clumsy.