Coffin Fragment card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Coffin Fragment

1961.202.161

Currently not on display

Information

Modelled face sculptured from a single piece of wood. The front is naturalistically formed but the back surface is a flat plane. The face, or “mask”, was carved separately and would have been pegged in place on the coffin during the manufacture process. A sculptured wooden wig would have been affixed to the head by pegs. This construction technique was widely used during the Third Intermediate Period and Late Period (1069 BC – 332 BC). There are dowel holes for attachment of the wig and beard. A crack runs across the right cheek.