The Coffin Text Photography Project was conducted in 2008 by the late Harold M. Hays. As a student assistant, I was involved in digitizing the ca. 1900 photos of coffins containing Coffin Texts. The photos are stored at the Digital Collections of the Leiden University Library:
Digital access is currently restricted to employees and students of Leiden University. For questions, please contact prof. Olaf Kaper.
The following coded coffins can be found in the collection:
B1C – B20C
B1Bo – B7Bo
B1L – B4L
BH1C, BH4C – BH6C
G1T – G2T
M1C – M12C, M14C – M36C (M29C – M36C are fragments), M57C
M1NY – M3NY
S1C – S18C
Sid2X – Sid3X
Sq1C – Sq12C
T1C, T3C, T6C – T12C
T2L – T3L
Unident2 – Unident4
O1 – O11 (ostraca)
The first letters usually stand for the provenance, e.g. B = Barsha, S = Assyut.
The letters at the end refer to the museum in which the coffin now resides, e.g. C = Cairo, Bo = Boston.
Two images show how these coffins were documented in the Egyptian Museum:
- Cairo, Egypt: John Hartman photographing hieroglyphic inscriptions on coffins in the Egyptian Museum, 1922-1923
- Cairo, Egypt: Copying coffin texts in the Egyptian Museum, 1923
You can find them by searching for the above phrases.
Cairo, Egypt: Copying coffin texts in the Egyptian Museum, 1923