A painted coffin of a dog. During the Middle Kingdom there is an increase in the appearance of dogs on tomb reliefs. Dogs were hunters, watchdogs or pets. This type of burial is different from the mummified burials of later periods. This dog was given his own tomb and is named in the coffin text five times. His names was ‘Heb’.
Found in Beni Hasan; tomb 17E. Dimensions: height 21 cm, length 70 cm, width 27 cm.
Draft model by Daniel Pett, 257 photographs, Photoscan Pro, Sony A6000.