The Second Intermediate Period model coffin of Teti in the British Museum (EA 35016)






The Second Intermediate Period model coffin of Teti in the British Museum (EA 35016)

Wolfram Grajetzki

BMSAES, 5 (2006), 1-12

Abstract

The British Museum possesses in the collection of the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan a model coffin purchased in 1868 as part of the Robert J. Hay collection.1 Although much of the Hay Collection comes from Thebes, the provenance of this piece is not known. It is made of two pieces of wood, one for the box, the other one for the lid.2 The outside is plastered and then painted. The meas- urements are: length: 29.5 cm, width: 10.8 cm (10.0 cm at the head end), height: 15.4 cm (including lid). The walls are 2.5 cm thick at the short ends and about 1.0


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