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ID: 300419371
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300419371

 

Record Type: concept
safety coffins (coffins, funerary containers, ... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Coffins of various designs, primarily dating to 18th-19th centuries, catering to the general fear of premature burial. Features may include windows to allow the living to view the corpse or mechanisms to allow a buried person to escape from the coffin or alert others should they recover consciousness, including bells and locks workable from inside the coffin, and ladders to allow the buried to ascend from the grave.
 
Terms:
safety coffins (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,PN)
safety coffin (C,U,English,AD,U,SN)
coffins, safety (C,U,English,UF,U,U)
life preserving coffins (C,U,English,UF,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.TQ

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name)
.... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Containers (hierarchy name)
........ Containers (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of containers (receptacles)
............ containers (receptacles) (G)
Hierarchy of <containers by function or context>
................ <containers by function or context> (G)
Hierarchy of ceremonial containers
.................... ceremonial containers (G)
Hierarchy of funerary containers
........................ funerary containers (G)
Hierarchy of coffins
............................ coffins (G)
Hierarchy of safety coffins
................................ safety coffins (G)

Sources and Contributors:
coffins, safety............  [VP]
.............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
life preserving coffins............  [VP]
.........................................  Cascella, Taphophobia and 'life preserving coffins' (2016) title
safety coffin............  [VP]
..........................  Jacobe, Diagnosing Death (2015)
safety coffins............  [VP Preferred]
.............................  Cascella, Taphophobia and 'life preserving coffins' (2016)
.............................  Jacobe, Diagnosing Death (2015)
.............................  Springate, Coffin Hardware in 19th-century America (2016) 43
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Colman, Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial (1997)
.......... Jacobe, Diagnosing Death (2015)
.......... Springate, Coffin Hardware in 19th-century America (2016) 43

 

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