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Outer coffin of Senebtisi

Middle Kingdom
Dynasty 12, late–early 13
ca. 1850–1775 B.C.
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Tomb of Senwosret (758), Pit 763, burial of Senebtisi, MMA excavations, 1907–08
Coffin: cedar, paint, gold leaf; Eye panel: gold leaf over stucco, travertine (Egyptian alabaster) and obsidian
L. 194 cm (76 3/8 in); w. 55 cm (21 5/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.200.45a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 113
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

Lythgoe, Albert M. 1907. "The Egyptian Expedition III." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 10 (October), p.165, fig. 3; p. 166, figs, 4 & 5.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 317, fig. 206.

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