Coffin Fragment



Fragment of an anthropoid (human-shaped) coffin. Head end of the coffin with part of the back of a wig preserved. Painted blue and yellow stripes on the outside and a small area of hieroglyphic text preserved on the right side. On the interior eight rows of hieroglyphic text in black within red dividing lines against a white background. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, damage to surface, fragmenting. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 24652: Large fragment of coffin, small portion inscribed. 20" X 13", small portion of ditto 14" long"; Purchased at Sotheby's, London (Mrs. Berens sale) 31 July 1923. Lot 17.