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Face from a New Kingdom coffin

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Object name: Face from a New Kingdom coffin

Accession no.: E.GA.501.1947

Other numbers and markings: “E.GA.501-1947” in ink.

“30” in orange chalk.

Dimensions: H 15.1 cm

W 15 cm

D 7.7 cm

Brief description:

Face from a coffin, carved from sidr wood, with recesses for inlaid eyes and eyebrows. The inlays are lost, but impressions of them survive in the remains of the adhesive, which is made of Egyptian blue and gum.

Date: About 1550-1070 BC

Find spot: Unknown

Acquisition: Given by R.G. Gayer-Anderson

Construction, decoration and materials:

Other information


Face from a New Kingdom coffin front view

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