Coffin Fragment



Fragment from one of the short sides of a Middle Kingdom rectangular shaped coffin. Painted with trace of inscription in vertical column with white and blue border. From the tomb of Nefera and Aryt-hetep (no. 81). Marked by the excavator "81 (3) S". On the back it is also marked in pencil 98. From Beni Hasan, cemetery below the Middle Kingdom rock-cut tombs: excavated by John Garstang of the Liverpool Institute of Archaeology, 1902-1904. Gift of the Beni Hasan Excavation Committee 1904 (Nowich inv. 29.04). John Garstang, 'Burial Customs of Ancient Egypt' (London, 1907) p. 215 "No. 81...fragments of coffin inscribed with texts".