Fragment of a coffin



Accession Number
EC434
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Dynasty
Ptolemaic Period
Material
Wood
Measurements
Length: 450mm | Width: 110mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A coffin fragment of un-painted dark wood. It features a carved lotus and a hieroglyphic inscription. It was purchased by Wellcome in 1932, and probably belongs with EC356 and EC357. It dates to the Ptolemaic Period.

Wellcome Number
A125354
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 16–19 Jul 1912, Lot 518 | Glendining and Co.: 24–25 Oct 1932, Lot 37
Auction Details
Three massive pieces of ancient Egyptian wood sarcophagus case, carved in hieroglyphs.
Previous Owners
Henry Martyn Kennard (1833–1911) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 09 Dec 2021

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