DescriptionWooden Sarcophagus Fragment
Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty, ca. 1891-1859 B.C.
15-1/4" x 5-7/8".
A cedar wood veneer fragment, probably from an interior lining of a large Egyptian sarcophagus having a partial inscription from the Book of the Dead, with six characters painted in black, contained in a central register. Perforated with several small holes for attachment. Some loss to the midsection and tight wood splits. Areas of modern glue residue on the reverse.
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