Quantcast

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), Maspero Excavations 1885–1886
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
  • Description

    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

  • Provenance

    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.

  • See also
    What
    Where
    When
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
    MetPublications
561774

Close