Anthropoid Coffin of Iret-hor-irou
Egyptian, Dynasty 30, 380-343 B.C.
The coffin functions as a substitute for the mummified body and a surface to supply magical images and texts. The inscription in the front is unusually long and carved with attention to detail. Polychrome inlays were once inserted in the glyphs and, remarkably, a few of these remain.
Cedar with traces of paint
Gift of Diane B. Wilsey in memory of Alfred W. Wilsey