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Coffin: E.47.1902

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Object information

Titles

  • Painted wooden coffin of a dog

This small wooden box coffin, believed to be for a dog, was discovered by John Garstang at Beni Hasan and gifted to the Museum in 1902. The coffin is made from twelve pieces of Lebanese cedar wood (Cedrus Libani), although only eight are preserved, with mitred corners held together by dowels. The exterior of the coffin is painted yellow with a band of hieroglyphic text extending around each side and on the lid. The text indicates the owner of the coffin was named Heb.

Named entities

Acquisition and important dates

  • Method of acquisition: Given
  • Dates: 1902

Dating

Find spot

  • Beni Hasan

Measurements and weight

  • Height: 21 cm
  • Length: 70 cm
  • Width: 27 cm

Materials used in production

Associated department: Antiquities

References and bibliographic entries

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Audit data

  • Created: Saturday 6 August 2011
  • Updated: Thursday 13 May 2021
  • Last processed: Friday 14 May 2021
  • Data source: Adlib

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Coffin" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/50433 Accessed: 2021-05-14 22:10:14

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