Coffin Fragment



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 First Intermediate Period and Late Period (1069 BC – 332 BC). On the back is adhered a torn white label with ornate blue border with an annotation in pen that is diffcult to read. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete,dry, splitting, surface loss, surface dirt, label adhered to surface.