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Slipper Coffin Lid

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1974A51
Collection:Antiquities - Ancient Egypt


This coffin lid is made out of terracotta and marks on the inside show that it was made on a wheel. Slipper coffins were first popular in Palestine. Some Egyptians then adopted them as a fashion for their own burial. They are called slipper coffins because, apart from the lid, they were made in one piece and the mummy slid into them rather like a foot into a slipper. The lid then closed the gap to fully seal the coffin.

Purchased from Moger Ancient Art, 1974.

Further Information

Production Period:New Kingdom
Place of Origin:Egypt
Place of Excavation:Egypt


Height:57 cm
Width:40 cm
Depth:30 cm