Coffin



Accession Number
W1982
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor)
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage
Period
Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty
Twenty-first Dynasty
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
Measurements
Lid: Length: 1193mm | Width: 550mm | Height: 333
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Coffin of a musician from Thebes. 21st Dynasty. Iwesemhesetmwt. From Exeter Royal Albert Museum. The coffin was presented to Exeter museum by Rev. Fitzherbert Fuller in 1819 and the mummy board is still there. Other objects belonging to this lady have been found. See Glenn Janes 2002 'Shabtis a Private View' 64-65.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 115] Bosse-Griffiths, Kate 1991. Remarks concerning a coffin of the 21st Dynasty. Discussions in Egyptology 19, 5–12. Watkinson, David and Jonathan Brown 1995. The conservation of the polychrome wooden Sarcophagus of Praise Mut. In Brown, Carol E., Fiona Macalister, and Margot M. Wright (eds), Conservation in ancient Egyptian collections: papers given at the conference organised by the United Kingdom Institute for Conservation, Archaeology Section, and International Academic Projects, held at London, 20-21 July 1995, 37–46. London: Archetype.

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