Coffin Fragment card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Coffin Fragment

1973.1.631

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. Front is prepared with plaster and painted red. 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 BC – 715 BC). CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, dry, very worn, surface loss, splitting, surface dirt.