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Coffin of Tasheriteniset

Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Date:
332–30 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt; Probably from Middle Egypt, Asyut (Lykopolis)
Medium:
Wood, paint
Dimensions:
box (b): L. 153 × W. 77 × D. 33 cm (60 1/4 × 30 5/16 × 13 in.) lid (c): L. 150 × W. 43 × D. 17 cm (59 1/16 × 16 15/16 × 6 11/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.182.48b, c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 133
Tasheriteniset's coffin shows a refined woodworking technique of joints, mortise, and tenons, though its decoration is rather simple. The vaulted lid features an inscription naming Tasheriteniset’s mother Taimhotep and a depiction of the god Anubis as a jackal.
Purchased in Egypt from Abd er-Rahman, 1912.

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