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Mummy Board of Iineferty

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 19
Reign:
reign of Ramesses II
Date:
ca. 1279–1213 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Medina, Tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1), Egyptian Antiquities Service/Maspero excavations, 1885–86
Medium:
Wood, gesso, paint, varnish
Dimensions:
h. 181 cm (71 1/4 in)
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1886
Accession Number:
86.1.5c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126
The Mistress of the House, Iineferti, was buried in an anthropoid wooden coffin (86.1.5a, b). A wooden cover, sometimes called a "mummy board," was placed over the body. This mummy board is carved and painted to represent the deceased as if she were alive and dressed in a long white pleated gown. Other objects in the collection that were discovered in the same tomb are numbered 86.1.1–86.1.29
Excavated by Maspero for the Egyptian Antiquities Service in the 1885-1886 season. Sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by the Egyptian government in 1886.

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