Coffin face



Accession Number
W1223
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage, Coffin/sarcophagus lid
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt, Saqqara
Measurements
length 29.2 x 17.2 x 4.9
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Black coffin face wood, only half remaining. 29mm high. Found near Saqqara Pyramid by Morris Candler, 1920.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 106]

Wellcome Number
72349
Other Identity
172349 in Day Book 24.10.1978 (mis-reading of Wellcome | W56
Auction
J. C. Stevens. Auction and Sale Rooms: 12–13 Aug 1930, Lot 208
Auction Details
Glazed case, containing clay figure, etc., from Travancore, Southern India, part of mummy case.
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Exhibition
1996–1997, 05 Oct–05 Jan. Swansea, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum, 'The Face of Egypt'
Last modified: 09 Dec 2021

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