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Painted wooden coffin of a dog

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Painted wooden coffin of a dog


funerary equipment




coffin of a dog. During the Middle Kingdom there is an increase in the appearance of dogs on tomb reliefs. Dogs were hunters, watchdogs or pets. This type of burial is different from the mummified burials of later periods. This dog was given his own tomb and is named in the coffin text five times. His names was 'Heb'.

Field Collection

Beni Hasan Egypt


height 21 cm
length 70 cm
width 27 cm


Eleventh Dynasty
Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom


2119 B.C. — 1794 B.C.


  1. Tooley, A.
    (1988) Coffin of a dog from Beni Hasan (1988)
    Source title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (1988)



Accession Number

E.47.1902 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 50433; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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