<em>Scarab Coffin</em>, 664–332 B.C.E. Wood, animal remains, Coffin with Lid: 1 7/16 × 1 15/16 × 3 1/8 in. (3.6 × 5 × 8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1368Ea-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1368Ea-c_NegA_SL4.jpg)

Scarab Coffin

Medium: Wood, animal remains

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664–332 B.C.E.

Dimensions: Coffin with Lid: 1 7/16 × 1 15/16 × 3 1/8 in. (3.6 × 5 × 8 cm)



Accession Number: 37.1368Ea-c

Image: 37.1368Ea-c_NegA_SL4.jpg,unedited master file

Catalogue Description:
The object is a small, simply carved, wooden coffin in the shape of a scarab. The object consists of three parts: the coffin body (a), coffin lid (b), and scarab animal remains (c). The scarab remains have been removed. The coffin consists of two parts the main, upper body, and a small, square lid on the bottom. The body is carved from a single piece of wood and has prominent, raised wood grain. A small rectangular cavity has been carved in the underside of the body where the animal remains would be placed. The coffin lid is a small flat rectangle which is pressure fit into the cavity in the body. Condition: The coffin is overall in fair, stable condition.

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