Coffin Fragment



Right fist from an anthropoid (human-shaped) coffin. The front is naturalistically formed with a thin application of plaster painted red with bracelet in yellow and black. The back surface is a flat plane. Two dowel holes can be seen from the front, and four from the back. 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, pigment loss, surface loss, chipped, splitting, label adhered to surface, surface dirt.