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Face from a yellow coffin

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Object name: Face from a yellow coffin

Accession no.: E.GA.507.1947

Other numbers and markings: tbd

Dimensions: H 24.6 cm

W 21.7 cm

D 5.4 cm

Brief description:

Face of a coffin, carved from sycomore fig, with sidr and sycomore fig dowels. The flower on the forehead suggests that this may be from a woman’s coffin, although this feature is also found on men’s coffins. The chin and nose were heavily restored sometime in the early twentieth century.

Date: About 1070–735 BC

Find spot: unknown

Acquisition: given by R.G. Gayer-Anderson

Construction, decoration and materials:

Other information


Face from a yellow coffin front view

Face from a yellow coffin back view with markings

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