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Coffin element: E.200.1939

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Object information

Current Location: In storage




Proper left side from the wooden face of a coffin, with recesses for the eyes and eyebrows. One glass eye and one glass eyebrow remain in place. There a tiny amount of red pigment in the inner corner of the eye.

The skin of the face is painted yellow, overlain by red pigment on the lips and edges of the nostrils. The hair was coated with a black resinous substance, which was over-painted with a pale yellow/white pigment. There are remains of yellow detailing over this paint.

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.252 m
Thickness: 0.8 m
Width: 0.103 m

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939) by Hornblower, G. D., OBE

Components of the work

Eye composed of glass

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: E.200.1939
Primary reference Number: 53894
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 October 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 12 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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