Coffin Fragments



Left and right hand from an anthropoid (human-shaped) coffin. The front of each is naturalistically formed but the back surface is a flat plane. Trace of red paint on the front surface. 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, white flecked surface (salts?) discolouration, surface loss, surface dirt.