Coffin Fragment



Right fist from an anthropoid (human-shaped) coffin. The front is naturalistically formed with a thin application of plaster painted red/yellow with bracelet in yellow, blue/green and red. The back surface is a flat plane. A dowel holes can be seen from the front. 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, surface loss, surface dirt, label adhered to surface [not there in 2020].