Coffin Fragment card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Coffin Fragment

1977.112.252

Currently not on display

Information

Carved wooden ear from an anthropoid (human-shaped) coffin. The front is naturalistically formed but the back surface is a flat plane with remains of a peg exposed. Ears on anthropoid coffins were carved separately and would have been pegged in place on the coffin during the manufacture process. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Dry, some chipped, loss of decoration, discolouration, surface dirt