Outer Coffin of Meret-it-es

Wood, pigment, and gesso | 85.1 x 91.4 x 240cm | c. 380-250 B.C.E.

Egyptian Artist

This outer coffin of the noblewoman Meret-it-es originally held the large inner coffin standing to your left. Two coffins doubled the protection for the mummy. As long as the mummy was preserved, the spirit of the deceased could exist in the hereafte...
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