Tag Archives: coffin

Mummy Case of Nebnetcheru [Object of the Day #38]

Nebnetcheru Coffin Lid from Thebes, ca. 1085-730 BCE

Today’s object of the day is a new addition to the galleries. This colorful and beautifully decorated cartonnage mummy case lid is now on display in the Secrets and Science gallery. What is cartonnage? Cartonnage is a material consisting of several layers of linen or papyrus pasted together and covered by a thin layer of […]

Posted in 125th Anniversary Object of the Day | Also tagged , , | 1 Response

Anthropoid Coffin from Beth Shean [Object of the Day #6]

anthropoid_thumb

Anthropoid coffins are remnants of the Egyptian presence in the Levant, and date to end of the Late Bronze and early Iron Ages. The tomb in which this coffin was found probably dates to the Iron Age, sometime in the twelfth century BC. Anthropoid coffins, made from coarse clay, resemble the human form and are […]

Posted in 125th Anniversary Object of the Day | Also tagged , , | 1 Response