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Hand from a yellow coffin

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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

Brief description:

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: Possibly Luxor, on the basis of the inscription on the underside.

Acquisition: Given by R.G. Gayer-Anderson, 1943

Construction, decoration and materials:

Other information


Hand from a yellow coffin front view

Hand from a yellow coffin back view with markings

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