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Wooden coffin base formed of white-washed planks of sycamore-fig and cedar of Lebanon, for a two year old child of indeterminate gender : Ancient Egyptian, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Qurna, 2nd Intermediate Period, 17th Dynasty, c.1585-1545 BC

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name


Production information

Egypt, Northern Africa


2nd Intermediate Period, 17th Dynasty

Style / Culture

Ancient Egyptian


Sycomore-fig wood, Cedar of Lebanon

Collection place(s)

Qurna, Thebes, Upper Egypt, Egypt, Northern Africa


Excavator: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders, Professor Sir, 1853 - 1942


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Petrie, W M F.(1909), Qurneh (London: British School of Archaeology in Egypt).pp.6-10, pl. XXII-XXIX

Ward, E., (1912): Guide to the Collections of Egyptian Antiquities (Edinburgh: His Majesty’s Stationery Office), p.7, pl. III

Petrie, W.M.F., (1932) Seventy Years in Archaeology (London: Low, Marston & Co),pp. 211-12

Eremin, K.A., Goring, E., Manley, W.P., and Cartwright, C. (2000): ‘A Seventeenth Dynasty Egyptian Queen in Edinburgh’ in KMT. A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt, 11/3, pp.32-40

Eremin, K.A., Manley, W.P., Shortland, A., and Wilkinson, C.(2002): ‘The Facial Reconstruction of an Ancient Egyptian Queen’ in Journal of Audiovisual media in Medicine 25/4, pp.155-59

Manley, B., 'Petrie's Revolutions : The Case of the Qurneh Queen' in Egypt in its African Context : Proceedings of the Conference held at The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, 2-4 October 2009 (Oxford : Archeopress), pp.92-97

Manley, B and Dodson, A., (2010) Life Everlasting. National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins (Edinburgh: NMS Enterprises Ltd.), pp.26-27

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