Linen Chest Reused as a Child's Coffin
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Thutmose III–Amenhotep II
- ca. 1479–1400 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Dra Abu el-Naga, Carnarvon/Carter, 1906–1911
- Wood, whitewash
- L. 50.5 cm (19 7/8 in); W. 29.8 cm (11 3/4 in); H. 20.2 cm (7 15/16 in); Lid: Th. 1.7 cm (11/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1912
- Accession Number:
- 12.181.209a, b
Found in the debris above Hatshepsut's Valley Temple in the Lower Asasif, this whitewashed chest, once used to store linen, was repurposed as the coffin of a child. There are five lines of inscription in hieratic on the underside of the lid, providing a list of linen garments along with the names of officials.