Anthropoid Coffin of a Woman

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116

This coffin belonged to an anonymous elderly woman who was interred on the hillside of Sheikh Abd el Qurna in a chamber constructed of rough rock slabs. Both box and lid are crudely hollowed out of two sections of a sycomore log, and the painted decoration, consisting of a blue and yellow wig cover, a broad collar, and uninscribed body bands, is rather clumsy.

Anthropoid Coffin of a Woman, Wood, gesso, paint

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