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Coffin: E.49.1926

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Current Location: Gallery 19




Wooden face from a coffin made from a single piece of wood. The face is incomplete and there are sections missing from the proper left side. There are some remnants of paint on the surface. At the top of the face is a large dovetail used to attach the face to the wig. There is a concave recess on the reverse of the face. The border around this recess is coated in a layer of animal glue which contains fibres.

Measurements and weight

Length: 36 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1926) by British School of Archaeology in Egypt


Eighteenth Dynasty
-1550 - -1295

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.49.1926
Primary reference Number: 52410
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 12 March 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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