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Lower Coffin Fragment

circa 700 BC

A 25th – 26th Dynasty Coffin Fragment. This piece depicts an unusual scene on the lower part in which mourners can be seen walking towards a funeral boat throwing sand over their heads in grief. The upper scene shows the deceased being led towards the afterlife. This fantastic piece may be a match to a large coffin face also in Wigan’s collection and the Museum is working towards confirming this using chemical analysis techniques at present.