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Coffin lid


Coffin lid of wood, of unknown woman, covered in gesso, painted on yellow ground, probably made out of the carcass of an earlier New Kingdom coffin: Ancient Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, 3rd Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, c. 1070/69 - 946/945 BC

Museum reference

A.UC.70 A


World Culture

Object name

Coffin lid

Production information

Egypt, Northern Africa


c. 1070 - 945 BC

Style / Culture

21st Dynasty, 3rd Intermediate Period, Ancient Egyptian



Collection place(s)

Thebes, Upper Egypt, Egypt, Northern Africa


Previous owner: Sir Joseph Straton


NIWINSKI, A. (1988): 21st Dynasty Coffins from Thebes: Chronological and Typological Studies. Theben 5 (Mainz: Philipp von Zabern).p.138[182].

Manley, B and Dodson, A., (2010) Life Everlasting. National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins (Edinburgh: NMS Enterprises Ltd.), pp.41-45

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