From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Medina, Tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1), Egyptian Antiquities Service/Maspero excavations, 1885–86
Wood, gesso, paint, varnish
h. 181 cm (71 1/4 in)
Funds from various donors, 1886
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.