At the beginning of the Third Intermediate Period, ruling power was divided between a dynasty based in the delta city of Tanis and the high priests of Amun at Thebes. During this unsettled period the individual private tomb was abandoned in favor of family tombs (or caches) that could be more easily guarded from thieves. Often tombs that had already been robbed were reused for this purpose. Henettawy, a mistress of the house and chantress of Amun-Re, was buried in such a tomb. Since her tomb, like most others of the time, was undecorated, the paintings on her coffin, with their emphasis on elaborate religious symbolism and imagery, replaced the wall decorations of previous periods and reflect a style and iconongraphy developed during the late New Kingdom. Henettawy wears a plain tripartite wig and elaborate funerary jewelry typical of the period.