Object name: Hand from a yellow coffin
Accession no.: E.GA.2861.1943
Other numbers and markings: Luxor, 24.XII.14 (written on the underside)
Dimensions: H 9.5 cm W 15.9 cm D 4.1 cm
This acacia wood hand was fixed to its coffin by two dowels. A hole drilled into the clenched fist signifies was for an attachment, perhaps an ankh-sign indicating life, or a djed-pillar signifying strength and stability.
The right hand of an anthropoid coffin, holding a djed sign. The wooden surface is plastered. The skin is painted red/orange. The pillar is black.
Date: 21st Dynasty
Find spot: tbd
Acquisition: Given by R.G. Gayer-Anderson, 1943
Construction, decoration and materials:
Basic info: JD will do
Hand from a yellow coffin front view
Hand from a yellow coffin back view with markings