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Coffin fragment: E.W.78

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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

Relative size of this object

46.8 cm23.9 cm1.9 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown by Unknown

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.W.78
Primary reference Number: 65436
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 9 September 2021 Last processed: Thursday 9 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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