Life Everlasting: National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins

Life Everlasting: National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins

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Life Everlasting: National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins by Bill Manley, Aidan Dodson

Who were the young woman and child buried with magnificent gold and luxurious finery in an Egyptian mummy dated around 1550 BC? Evidence suggests the woman may have been a queen. If so, the National Museums Scotland houses the only Egyptian royal burial seen anywhere outside Cairo. Sixty-five stunning funerary items, coffins, mummy-cases, masks, portraits, jewelry and other adornments of the well-equipped mummy are illustrated and annotated in this new hardcover that is as reader-friendly as it is comprehensive. We are reminded of the humanity here — these coffins began with a life — and text provides a glimpse into their stories. Included are the coffin of the priest Iufenamun and the double mummies of half-brothers, Petamun and Penhorpabik. Annotations include item owner, dating, dimensions, materials, description, provenance and mode of acquisition. Organized sequentially, the expert authors explain styles and techniques and the changes in each epoch — taking their story from the age of the pyramids around 2,000 B.C.to the time of Roman Rule ending in the third century A.D., after which Egypt would transform into a Christian society. Concordances, chronology of Egypt, and a glossary are included. *For the Egyptologist - laypeople and professionals alike, for collectors, curators, historians, archeologists *Unveils information on a superb collection

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781905267170
Publisher: Antique Collector's Club
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bill Manley, formerly Senior Curator for Egyptian Scripts at NMS, co-authored the best-selling, How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Aidan Dodson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol.

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