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GILDED FLESH : coffins and afterlife in ancient egypt.

Publisher: [S.l.] : OXBOW BOOKS, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A major research project which examines and explores decorative elements applied to over 600 Egyptian coffins of the 21st Dynasty with a discussion on symbolism, chronology and status.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 1789252628 9781789252620
OCLC Number: 1089796443
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: List of figuresPreface1. A dwelling by the Nile: The Predynastic grave of "Gebelein Man A"2. On the path to Sokar: Solar splendours in the Mastaba of Ti3. Facing the sun: The shaft tomb of Senebtisi4. Flying back home: The grave of the "Gurnah Queen"5. A house on the edge of the world: The Tomb of Kha and Merit (TT 8)6. The Garden of Heaven: The family tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1)7. The healing light: The burial assemblage of the priestess Tabasety8. The divine brotherhood: The Tomb of the Priests of Amun9. ConclusionBibliography


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This well-illustrateed publication is a stimulating read and contains a wealth of information relating to funerary practices and their development through the Pharaonic age [...] a very useful Read more...

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