This coffin is one of a pair that belonged to a woman named Amenirdis. This is her inner, anthropoid coffin, which was nested inside of her four-posted outer coffin.
William Randolph Hearst brought both of Amenirdis' coffins back from Egypt in February 1903. Amenirdis' mummy is not in the museum's collection and her ultimate fate is a mystery.
Because of her name, titles, and the style of her coffins, we suspect that Amenirdis lived in the area of Thebes during the 25th or 26th dynasty. Amenirdis' name is common for this time period, but we have not yet found another monument that may belong to this particular Amenirdis, who is the daughter of a lector priest named Iwefaa (also a common name).
The name literally means 'she was given by Amun'. As 'singer of the interior of Amun', Amenirdis made music in the temple of Amun in Thebes. The writing of 'Amun' is shared between the title and the name.
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