Coffin lid



Accession Number
W303
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage, Coffin/sarcophagus lid
Period
Third Intermediate Period
Dynasties
Twenty-first Dynasty to Twenty-second Dynasty
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
Measurements
Height: 510mm | Width: 502mm | Depth: 249mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Upper part of coffin lid dating to the late Twenty-first to early Twenty-second Dynasty. Much damaged, the head is shown with a heavy wig. A red band (stola) is positioned across the chest. Both the presence of the stola and the oversized collar have been recognised as distinctive of the late Twenty-first to early Twenty-second Dynasty. This object shows how wooden masks were fixed and removed from the coffin. Purchased by Wellcome in 1906 from the collection of Robert de Rustafjaell.