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Coffin of Khnumhotep

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Date:
ca. 1981–1802 B.C.
Geography:
Probably from Egypt, Middle Egypt, Meir (Mir), Khashaba excavations
Medium:
Wood (Ficus sycomorus), pigment
Dimensions:
L. 209 cm (82 5/16 in.); H. 81.3 cm (32 in.); W. 54.2 cm (21 5/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.182.131a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 112
Excavated at Meir by Ahmed Bey Kamal for Sayyid Pasha Khashaba. Acquired by Khashaba in the division of finds. Purchased from Khashaba by the Museum, 1912.

Allen, James P. 2015. "Coffin and Mummy of the Estate manager Khnumhotep." In Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and Kei Yamamoto. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 233–34, no. 170.

Oppenheim, Adela 2015. "Introduction: What Was the Middle Kingdom?." In Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and Kei Yamamoto. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 8.

Quirke, Stephen 2015. "Understanding Death: A Journey between Worlds." In Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and Kei Yamamoto. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 218, fig. 93.

Yamamoto, Kei 2015. "The Art of the Stela." In Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and Kei Yamamoto. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 36, n. 33.

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