Shabti Coffin



Box from a model of a coffin that may have contained a shabti, reproducing in miniature a style of coffin popular in the Second Intermediate Period and early New Kingdom. Rectangular with roughly carved out interior. Brownish pink pottery with a white wash and yellow painted horizontal bands. Marked in black ink by the excavator with the grave number 24E. Box (1973.1.466) and Lid (1973.1.468) may belong together. Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 26 June - 6 July 1922 (MacGregor Collection) Lot 1684/9: "A sandstone Brick with inscription, found at Esna in 1906; also two terra-cotta Masks with human faces, and three model Mummy-coffins". CONDITION NOTE (1988): Incomplete, no lid, large area of loss, surface cracking, surface loss, pitted, remnants of pigmentation, label adhered to base, surface dirt.