About this object

Fragment from the corner of a Middle Kingdom coffin. Painted decoration on the interior and incised painted text on the exterior. On one side is part of the standard offering formula, carved in sunk relief with the signs coloured in blue pigment. On the other side is the very finely painted head and face of a man, probably the 'tp'-sign. The dowel holes and pegs are still on place.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Meir
  • Date made
    1800 BC (late Dynasty 12 - Dynasty 13) about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Professor Aylward Manley Blackman, 1936
  • Collector
    Aylward Manley Blackman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Meir
  • Date collected
    1936 before
  • Measurements
    190 mm x 110 mm
  • Note
    Aylward Blackman was Professor of Egyptology at the University of Liverpool between 1948 and 1956. He spent four fieldwork seasons at Meir between 1912 and 1950 recording the rock-cut tombs in this part of Middle Egypt and produced a 6 volume publication of his labours. This coffin fragment is assumed to be have been collected through his fieldwork there.
  • Related people
    Aylward Manley Blackman ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Aylward Manley Blackman

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Excavation
    Owned until: 1936-09-18
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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