Probably my favorite room.
The Coffin Gallery
This room provides you with an overview of the typological and decorative evolution of coffins between the 3rd Intermediate Period and the Late Period.
The 21st Dynasty Coffins are from the Drovetti collection excavated from the Valley of the Queens in Thebes (Modern day Luxor).
A Standard coffin set of the 21st Dynasty comprised of three main elements, an outer coffin, an inner coffin – each consisting of a box and a lid – and a false lid or mummy board. Wooden feet, false beard and faces were carved separately.
The Coffins of Butehamon
A royal scribe, 21st Dynasty (1076 – 1050BC) 3rd Intermediate Period, Deir el-Medina.
The Coffins of Taba-Kenkhonsu
She was a singer of Amun, 21st Dynasty, 3rd Intermediate Period (1076 – 943BC) Thebes Necropolis.
The Coffins of Tamutmutef
Also a singer of Amun, 21st Dynasty, 3rd Intermediate Period (1000 – 944BC) Thebes
The Coffins of Pahoreniset
A Pastry Cook working for the priesthood of the Temple of Amun at Karnak, 21st Dynasty (1000 -944BC) Thebes.
The Coffins of Tadiaset and Harwi