An Egyptian Anthropoid Upper Coffin Lid


This finely rendered anthropoid upper coffin lid depicts the deceased wearing a long tripartite wig with a black scarab in the center of the brow, wearing a long false plaited beard and a broad collar of alternating red and green darts on yellow ground across the chest above a horizontal panel containing four mummiform figures in profile and a line of text that begins a standard offering formula ” May a royal offering be given…” . The face with dark reddish-brown skin tone, large white eyes with round black pupils and cosmetic lines, long black eyebrows, and carved nose and mouth. Across the face and brow, pigments stained to a faint pink color from oil poured over the deceased.

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Professionally stabilized and conserved
Creation Date:
Late Period, ca 664-332 B.C.

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