Coffin of the Queen Ahmose-Meritamun

Artefact Details

Gallery number: 50 – Upper Floor

Period: New Kingdom

Dynasty: 18th Dynasty – Reign of Amenhotep I (1514-1494 BC)

Place of discovery: Deir el Bahari, tomb TT358 – Thebes

Material: Painted wood

Ahmose-Meritamun was the daughter of the king Ahmosis I and the Great Royal Wife of his brother Amenhotep I: her tomb (TT358) was discovered by the American archeologist Herbert Winlock in 1929 at Deir el Bahari. The Queen originally had three coffins: the outermost one was broken up by the robbers, the middle coffin is displayed here and the inner coffin is now in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.