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Arthur's Seat Coffin

Description

Miniature coffin lid of pine from a collection of coffins with their lids and carved figures, found in a rocky niche on the north-eastern slopes of Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, in June 1836

Museum reference

H.NT 86.6 B

Object name

Coffin lid, miniature

Materials

Pine

Physical description

Wood, pine; tin plates; material

Associations

Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • Only Make-Believe: Ways of Playing (26 Mar 2005 - 05 Jun 2005)
    Compton Verney House Trust

  • Heaven and Hell and other worlds of the dead (01 Jul 2000 - 01 Feb 2001)

  • 26 Treasures in the National Museum of Scotland (01 Dec 2011 - 29 Jan 2012)
    World Wide Web

References

Y

http://www.nms.ac.uk/explore/stories/scottish-history-and-archaeology/mystery-of-the-miniature-coffins/

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Scotland Galleries »
Level 4 »
Daith Comes In

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