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Painted wooden coffin of a dog


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Title/s

Painted wooden coffin of a dog

Category

funerary equipment

Name

coffin

Description

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

Dimensions

height 21 cm
length 70 cm
width 27 cm

Period

Eleventh Dynasty
Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom

Date

2119 B.C. — 1794 B.C.

Documentation

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

Material/s

wood

Accession Number

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

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