The coffin panel probably belonged to one of the members of a priestly family at Thebes who continued the posthumous cult of Amenhotep I, along with his mother Ahmose-Nefertari. The cult's popularity was particularly strong during Dynasty XXI.
For other similar Dynasty XXI coffins from Thebes, cf. L. M. Berman, Catalogue of Egyptian Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1999, pp. 314-337, nos. 251-252.