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The first attempts at mummification were necessitated by the development of larger and more elaborate tombs and coffins, which counteracted the drying effects of the desert sand. In this early period there was more of an attempt to preserve the form…

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With the breakdown of the central government in the First Intermediate Period, fine timber was no longer imported into Egypt from the Levant. This coffin is made out of scraps of local wood pegged together and coated with gesso and painted…

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With the breakdown of the central government in the First Intermediate Period, fine timber was no longer imported into Egypt from the Levant. This coffin is made out of scraps of local wood pegged together and coated with gesso and painted…

11008202-1921_003_Apa_ARC.tif
The angular, unpolished appearance of this coffin attests to the decline in quality of burial equipment during the later stages of Egyptian rule. The crude, unsophisticated decoration of this piece suggests that it was produced by a provincial…

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This elegant calcite headrest, consisting of three parts pegged together, was probably carved specifically for funerary use. It would have been placed under the head of the mummy as it lay on its left side in the coffin. Other headrests, often made…

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Amulets in faience were produced in great multiples for burials. The faience was formed in open-faced pottery molds and, when dry, removed and fired. The transformation of the powdery white raw material into the glistening, bright blue faience must…

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This fragment formed the uppermost portion of a small votive stela. The top of a double crown with uraeus is visible to the far left, though the face and body are completely missing. The name Usermaat-setepenre Montuemtawy is inscribed in front of…

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Predynastic graves contained objects used in everyday life as well as objects produced specifically for burial. Pottery vessels with specific decoration, such as this example, seem to have been produced exclusively as tomb offerings. The design on…

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