Face from a Sarcohagus

Unidentified Ancient Egyptian maker

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First Millennium BCE (possibly) (1000 BCE-1 CE)

Limestone with red and black paint

Overall: 5 1/2 × 5 1/4 in. (14 × 13.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Bequest of Emily Howe Hitchcock, Class of 1872HW

12.2.473

Geography/Culture

Africa, Northern Africa, Egypt

Period

1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name

Funerary Equipment

Classification

Ancient Egypt

Africa

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, on reverse, in graphite: Thebes

Course History

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Fall 2019

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Fall 2019

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Spring 2015

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Spring 2015

Exhibition History

Faces of Culture: Masks from the Permanent Collection of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1, 1991-November 1, 1993.

Published References

Cf. the head of a “Ptolemaic sandstone coffin” from Abydos, Petrie Abydos Part I, 1902 pl. 74: 9.

Provenance

Collected by Mary Maynard Hitchcock (1834-1887) and Hiram Hitchcock (1832-1900, Class of 1872H), in Egypt (possibly from a dealer in Alexandria or Cairo), about 1867-68; bequeathed to his second wife, Emily Howe Hitchcock (1852-1912), Hanover, New Hampshire, 1900; bequeathed to present collection, 1912.

Old Number

Red No. 12.469; glass plate negative #: 28B4

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