Coffin face

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Wooden face of an anthropomorphic coffin, possibly dating to the Twenty-second Dynasty. The face is painted red, while the eyes and eyebrows are blue. The object was purchased by Sir Henry Wellcome in 1911 from the collection of Lady Meux. It bears the number [8] written on the chin, which corresponds to Budge's numbering of objects in the Meux collection.


Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 102] Budge, E. A. Wallis 1896. Some account of the collection of Egyptian antiquities in the possession of Lady Meux, of Theobald’s Park, Waltham Cross, 2nd ed. London: Harrison & Sons. [pp. 77–8, nr. 8]

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