Box of an Outer Coffin of an Anonymous Female
- Third Intermediate Period
- Dynasty 21
- ca. 1070–945 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb MMA 60, Pit; Burial 2, MMA excavations, 1920–21
- Wood, gesso, paint
- L. 210 cm (82 11/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1926
- Accession Number:
Burial number 2 from the Pit of Tomb MMA 60 originally consisted of a full coffin set: outer coffin, inner coffin and mummy board. Unfortunately, these were badly crushed by a fall of stones, and only this box, the lower part of the outer coffin, was brought back from the field. The set is very similar to other sets from this tomb, especially that of Nesitaset (see
The outer sides of the box are decorated with a series of vignettes, most involving offerings to various deities, with one scene in which a figure is shown running in an icon from the Sed festival of royal rejuvenation. The floor of the box is dominated by the large figure of a goddess. On each inner side are three rows of mummiform demons, with four demons in each row.