Maker Egyptian
  • Coffin Wall
Date 21st - 20th century BCE
Medium Tempera on wood
Dimensions Overall: 80 1/4 × 22 1/2 × 2 inches (203.8 × 57.2 × 5.1 cm)
Mount (vitrine covered): 86 × 27 1/2 × 4 1/4 inches (218.4 × 69.9 × 10.8 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase
Accession Number 65.394
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
On View Egyptian: Preparing for the Afterlife, Level 1 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, reading from the right: [translated: two bags, two "wands', an alabaster head rest, a silver mirror, a copper mirror, a gold collar with counter weight, two bands (belts or bracelets) with other jewelry, a beaded collar with counter weight, two more bands and other jewelry, an offering jar, a ewer sitting in a basin, a bow case and two bows, arrows, a mirror in a dappled hide mirror case, twelve bags stacked, two pair of sandles, one white, one with black straps] [translation from description-may need verified]
excavated from (Deir el Bahri, Egypt);
excavated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York, USA);
1965-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bulletin of the DIA 47, no. 2 (1968): pp. 28-31, (ill.).

Peck, W. H. "The Present State of Egyptian Art in Detroit," Connoisseur, vol. 175 (December 1970): pp. 265-73, col. pl.

DIA Handbook. 1971, p. 26.