Rishi coffin

Second Intermediate Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114

Rishi coffins like this one are characterized by the feather pattern painted on their lids and by their wedge-shaped faces. They are unique to Thebes in Dynasty 17 and early Dynasty 18. For other examples of this type, see 12.181.299; 30.3.4a, b–30.3.7a, b.

Rishi coffin, Wood (ficus sycomorus), stucco, paint

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