Coffin Hand Fragment

Painted wooden hand from a coffin. Clenched fists, holding and object. Partnered with 55.82.84 and face John Garstang excavated about 250 tombs at "Beni Hasan South" near the mouth of the gorge of the Speos Artemidos in 1904, but this work is less well recorded than that of the earlier shaft tombs he excaavted at Beni Hasan. The head from the coffin was presented by the Committee of Patrons of the Beni Hasan Expedition 1903-4 ( The coffin head is marked 525 A (and perhaps two numbers?) in pencil which does not correspond with a tomb number 525 in Garstang's inventory. Paint sampled by Conservation science in 2007.