Coffin of Harmose

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116

Finely crafted of pinewood and painted in brilliant colors, the anthropoid coffin of the singer Hormose was discovered in the limestone chip dumped on the slope below Senenmut's tomb chapel (TT 71). The face is overlaid with gold foil and the eyes are carved of alabaster and obsidian set into ebony sockets. Next to the coffin lay Hormose's lute, now in Cairo, and two forked wooden staves, one of which is tipped with a bronze ferrule (36.3.167, .268).

Coffin of Harmose, Wood, gesso, paint, gold

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