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Life Everlasting: National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins

Life Everlasting: National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins

25.00

By Bill Manley and Aidan Dodson 

Publisher: National Museums of Scotland

ISBN 13: 978 1 905267 170

Pages: 176

Illustrations: 74 color and two maps of Thebes

Size: 7”x 10”

Hardcover

 

* What did the well-dressed mummy wear?

* Of the many books on Ancient Egypt coffins, the lively and accessible treatment here stands out.

This collection from NMS represents the cumulative work of pioneers in the understanding of Ancient Egypt and archeology. Sixty-five funerary items are illustrated and annotated, including the royal burial group from Qurna, the coffin of the priest Iufenamun and the double mummies of half-brothers, Petamun and Penhorpabik. There are splendid coffins, mummy cases, masks, portraits and other exterior adornments of the well-equipped mummy. Annotations provide 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 Middle Kingdom to the time of Roman Rule, ending in the third century AD. Concordances, chronology of  Egypt, and a glossary are included.

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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