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Wooden coffin of a dog: E.47.1902

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Current Location: Gallery 19

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Wooden coffin of a dog

Description

This small wooden box coffin, believed to be for a dog, was discovered by John Garstang at Beni Hasan and gifted to the Museum in 1902. The coffin is made from twelve pieces of Lebanese cedar wood (Cedrus Libani), although only eight are preserved, with mitred corners held together by dowels. The exterior of the coffin is painted yellow with a band of hieroglyphic text extending around each side and on the lid. The text indicates the owner of the coffin was named Heb.

Measurements and weight

Height: 21 cm
Length: 70 cm
Width: 27 cm

Relative size of this object

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  • Beni Hasan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1902)

Dating

Eleventh Dynasty
Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom
-2119 BC - -1794 BC

Materials used in production

Wood

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.47.1902
Primary reference Number: 50433
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 11 February 2022 Last processed: Friday 11 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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