Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty: Dynasty 19
Reign: reign of Ramesses II
Date: ca. 1279–1213 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Medina, Tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1), Egyptian Antiquities Service/Maspero excavations, 1885–86
Medium: Wood, gesso, paint, varnish
Dimensions: H of taller coffin: 200 cm (78 3/4 in)
Credit Line: Funds from various donors, 1886
Accession Number: 86.1.1–.2-related
Khonsu's coffins are decorated with images of various gods and goddesses as well as those of Khonsu and his wife Tameket. The outer coffin depicts Khonsu wearing the curving false beard of Osiris, god of the afterlife. The inner coffin shows him wearing the elaborate wig and short beard that were fashionable during his life.