Life Everlasting: The National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins

Life Everlasting: The National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins

By: Bill Manley (author), Aidan Dobson (author)Hardback

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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 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

About 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.


Part 1 The Middle Kingdom (19th to 18th centuries BC) Part 2 The Qurna burial and the new Kingdom (16th to 13th centuries BC) Part 3 Yellow-Coffins (10th century BC) Part 4 Simpler Styles (10th to 8th centuries BC) Part 5 Diversity in Forms (8th to 7th centuries BC) Part 6 the Late Period and the Ptolemies (6th to 1st centuries BC) Part 7 Roman Rule (1st to 3rd centuries AD) Appendix Concordances Chronology of Ancient Egypt bibliography Glossary

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781905267170
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781905267170
  • weight: 812
  • ISBN10: 1905267177

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