About this object

The lid depicts the deceased wearing a tripartite wig with a fillet of flower petals, all decorated in polychrome. Around the neck is a broad collar of flower petals and beads. Beneath is a single yellow painted column extends down the centre to the tip of the feet. This is left free of text which suggests this coffin was not made specifically for the owner. On either side are five registers with images of divinities with columns and rows all incomplete of any inscription. The identity of the owner is only known from the trough the lid was attached to.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date made
    747 BC - 656 BC (Dynasty 25)
  • Materials
    Paint; Wood; Gesso
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Sir Robert Ludwig Mond, LL.D, F.R.S., F.S.A
  • Collector
    Robert Ludwig Mond
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    460 mm x 559 mm x 1828 mm
  • Note
    Ex Institute of Archaeology, Liverpool, catalogue number 5.
  • Related people
    Robert Ludwig Mond ( Collector, previous owner)
  • Related documents/media


Previous owners

  • Robert Ludwig Mond

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Excavation
    Owned until: 1939
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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