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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, Tin, Textile

Physical description

Wood, pine; tin plates; material

Associations

Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, Northern Europe

Exhibitions

  • Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life (02 Jul 2022 - 30 Oct 2022)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • 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)
    Royal Museum of Scotland

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

References

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Collection Story

On display

national museum of scotland »
level 3 »
special exhibition gallery 1 »
anatomy: a matter of death and life »
the west port murders

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