<em>Coffin and Cover of Princess Mayet</em>, ca. 2008-1957 B.C.E. Wood (Mediterranean cypress - Cupressus sempervirens, Syramore fig - ficus sycomorus, tamarisk - Tamarix sp.), pigment, 19 × 15 1/2 × 72 in. (48.3 × 39.4 × 182.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 52.127a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 52.127a-b_PS9.jpg)

Coffin and Cover of Princess Mayet

Medium: Wood (Mediterranean cypress - Cupressus sempervirens, Syramore fig - ficus sycomorus, tamarisk - Tamarix sp.), pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2008-1957 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 19 × 15 1/2 × 72 in. (48.3 × 39.4 × 182.9 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Funerary Gallery 2, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 52.127a-b

Image: 52.127a-b_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Wooden coffin (A) and cover (B) of the Princess Mayet. Rectangular shape, flat cover with single line of painted inscription down center. Single line of painted (blue-green) inscription around upper sides of box. Pair of magical eyes painted at end on one long side. Four struts across base. Condition: Intact: Cover slightly warped. Box split through center along all four sides, perhaps along original joinings.

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