Coffin Fragment card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Coffin Fragment

1973.1.623

Currently not on display

Information

Life-size red painted right foot from an anthropoid (human-shaped) coffin. The front is naturalistically formed but the back surface is a flat plane. Feet 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 BC – 715 BC). Label with serrated edge adhered to surface with printed number 982 which is how Robert de Rustafjaell collection items were labelled. Most probably purchased at Sotheby's, London, 19-21 December 1906 lot 411D "A large number of Masks, Hands, and other parts of wooden Mummy cases; mostly painted in colour". CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, dry, damage to toes, some loss of decoration, surface dirt, label adhered to surface.