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Outer Coffin of the Singer of Amun Nany

Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty 21
reign of Psusennes I
ca. 1050
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Meritamun (TT 358, MMA 65), second corridor, MMA excavations, 1928–29
Sycomore wood, mud, glue, stucco, paint, varnish, plaster
l. 228 cm (89 3/4 in); w. 83 cm (32 11/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.3.23a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126
Nany was buried in a set of nesting coffins which included an outer coffin (30.3.23a, b), an inner coffin (30.3.24a, b), and the mummy cover (30.3.25). The faces may originally have been gilded, which would explain why each was removed in ancient times.
Excavated in the tomb of Queen Meritamun (TT 358, MMA 65), 1928-29. Acquired by the Metropolitan Museum in the division of Finds, 1930.

Aston, David 2009. Burial Assemblages of Dynasty 21–25: Chronology – Typology – Developments. Contributions to the chronology of the Eastern Mediterranean, vol. 21, Denkschriften der Gesamtakademie, 56. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, p. 202.

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