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Coffin fragment: E.W.78

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Current Location: In storage




Coffin panel. Remains of two vertical columns of inscription survive and indicate that part of the head end from a box coffin, probably of the Middle Kingdom.

The panel is marked “W-78” in black ink in two places: on the painted side, and on a short edge.

There are pinkish white powdery residues of a plaster-like paste on the surface. The panel has 8 dowel holes that are visible from the painted side. Along one edge, the three dowel holes still have dowels in them. Tool markings are visible on the painted side.

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.239 m
Thickness: 0.019 m
Width: 0.468 m

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown by Unknown

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Accession number: E.W.78
Primary reference Number: 65436
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 March 2024 Last processed: Friday 8 March 2024

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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