Coffin Fragment card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Coffin Fragment

Currently not on display


Left hand from an anthropoid (human-shaped) coffin. The front is naturalistically formed but the back surface is a flat plane. Hands on anthropoid coffins were carved separately and would have been pegged in place on the coffin during the manufacture process. This construction technique is characteristic of coffins made in the late New Kingdom and the Third Intermediate Period and Late Period (about 1100 – 715 BC). CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, surface loss, surface dirt, dry.