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Mummy Board of Iineferty

Ancient Egypt

Mummy Board of Iineferty

Ancient Egypt
  • Date: c.1279 - c.1213 BC
  • Style: New Kingdom
  • Theme: Sarcophagi
  • Genre: portrait, symbolic painting
  • Media: wood, gesso, paint, varnish
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The Mistress of the House, Iineferti, was buried in an anthropoid wooden coffin. A wooden cover, sometimes called a "mummy board," was placed over the body. This mummy board is carved and painted to represent the deceased as if she were alive and dressed in a long white pleated gown.

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Excavated by Maspero for the Egyptian Antiquities Service in the 1885-1886 season. Sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by the Egyptian government in 1886.

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