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Coffin lid


Inner coffin lid of sycamore wood, of Nesmut (Chantress of Amun), plastered and painted : Ancient Egyptian, Upper Egypt, Thebes, 3rd Intermediate Period, 21st or 22nd Dynasty, c. 1070/69 - 735 BC

Museum reference

A.1956.354 A


World Culture

Object name

Coffin lid

Production information

Egypt, Northern Africa


c. 1070/69 - 735 BC

Style / Culture

21st Dynasty, 3rd Intermediate Period, Ancient Egyptian
22nd Dynasty, 3rd Intermediate Period, Ancient Egyptian



Collection place(s)

Thebes, Upper Egypt, Egypt, Northern Africa


Depicted: Nesmut [lady of the estate and temple-singer of Amun]
Excavator: Rhind, Alexander Henry, 1833 - 1863


MURRAY, M. A. (1900): Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities in the National Museum of Antiquities, Edinburgh (Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland).36, 58-59[544]

NIWINSKI, A. (1988): 21st Dynasty Coffins from Thebes: Chronological and Typological Studies. Theben 5 (Mainz: Philipp von Zabern).138[184]

Manley, B and Dodson, A., (2010) Life Everlasting. National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins (Edinburgh: NMS Enterprises Ltd.), pp.53-55

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