The museumís multimillion-dollar acquisition is a spectacular painted coffin of a noblewoman named Meretites created in Egypt 2,500 years ago.
Per-Ankh: Ancient Egypt
Nelson Gallery acquires ancient Egyptian funerary display
Nelson Gallery acquires ancient Egyptian funerary display
Nelson Gallery acquires ancient Egyptian funerary display

The museumís multimillion-dollar acquisition is a spectacular painted coffin of a noblewoman named Meretites created in Egypt 2,500 years ago.
It did not come equipped with its human remains, but is part of an assemblage including a large outer coffin made to hold it and more than 300 other funerary objects that accompanied its inhabitant to the netherworld.

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