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Red granite sarcophagus and lid of Meresankh II; inscribed on all four sides.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_27.441a-b
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Coffins and sarcophagi
  • Findspot
    G 7410-7420: pit G 7410 B
  • Material
    Granite
  • Dimensions
    Height x width x length: 93.2 x 85.5 x 225 cm (36 11/16 x 33 11/16 x 88 9/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Owner
    Meresankh II (G 7410-7420)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: July 7, 1927)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 9

Unpublished Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Donadoni Roveri, Anna Maria. I Sarcofagi Egizi Dalle Origini Alla Fine Dell'Antico Regno. Rome: Istituto di Studi del Vicino Oriente - Università di Roma, 1969, p. 116, pls. XXX, XXXI.

    Dunham, Dows. "New Installation in the Egyptian Department." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 25, No. 152 (1927), pp. 96-97.

    Eaton-Krauss, Marianne. "Embalming caches." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 94 (2008), p. 292, note 37.

    Holden, Lynn. "An Anubis Figure in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts." In William K. Simpson and Whitney M. Davis, eds. Studies in Ancient Egypt, the Aegean, and the Sudan. Essays in honor of Dows Dunham on the occasion of his 90th birthday, June 1, 1980, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1981, p. 101, fig. 4.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. Slab Stelae of the Giza Necropolis. Publications of the Pennsylvania–Yale Expedition to Egypt 7. New Haven and Philadelphia: Peabody Museum of Natural History of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2003, p. 160, fig. 242.

    Roveri, Donadoni, and Anna Maria. I Sarcofagi Egizi dalle Origini alla Fine Dell'antico Regno. Università Di Roma Istituto di Studi del Vicino Oriente Serie Archeologica 16. Roma: Istituto di studi del vicino Oriente, Università, 1969, p. 116, no. B 18, pls. 30 (1-2), 31 (1-3).

    Sethe, Kurt. Urkunden des Alten Reichs. Erster Band. Urkunden des Ägyptischen Altertums Abteilung 1, Hft. 1-4. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1903/1933, p. 156 [6 (97)].

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Coffin of Prince Min-Khaf." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 19 (1933), pp. 152, 159.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), p. 64.

    Unsigned. "'Notes' (Sarcophagus of Meresankh)." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 25, No. 150 (1927), p. 60.

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People 1

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