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Sarcophagus: E.27.1973

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Current Location: In storage




Head from a limestone sarcophagus featuring an Egyptian blue-painted shoulder-length wig (there has been significant surface loss and subsequent modern restoration, probably in the early twentieth century), black eyebrows, black eye outlines and pupils. Traces of gold foil survive on the skin. Below this is a white calcite preparation layer used to even out the roughly finished exterior surface.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 21.5 cm
Length: 43.9 cm
Width: 38 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1973) by Suffolk Building Preservation Trust


30th Dynasty
-0380 - -0300

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Accession number: E.27.1973
Primary reference Number: 63055
Oldadmincategory: SS
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 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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