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Coffin fragment: E.W.66b

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Current Location: In storage




Fragment from the proper left (east side) of the coffin of the master physician, Wepwawetemhat (meaning ‘Wepwawet is at the front’) showing a man dragging a cow and ibex. As is common with coffins of this type, there are four columns of text next to the scenes, including two hetep-di-nswt formulas.

The plank is made from a tangentially cut piece of wood, the grain running along the length. There are six dowel holes in the plank, three of which still contain wooden dowels. The back and long sides of the panel are coated with an irregular layer of white and yellow calcite paste. The lower sides also have a layer of reddish materials over the paste, possibly animal glue.

The external face is coated with a fine white calcite preparation layer. A red under-drawing is visible around the decorative elements. These are illustrated with green, blue (Egyptian Blue), brown and red and overlain by a black outline. The kilt of the standing figure is filled with white calcite pigment that overlies the red outlining.

This object belongs with E.W.66a.

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.07 m
Thickness: 0.034 m
Width: 0.724 m

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Method of acquisition: Unknown by Unknown


Middle Kingdom
Circa -1975 - Circa -1790

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Accession number: E.W.66b
Primary reference Number: 140741
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 14 March 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 28 February 2024

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

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