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211 pages

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Published Aug 2014

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784910020

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Archaeopress Egyptology 3

Body, Cosmos and Eternity

New Trends of Research on Iconography and Symbolism of Ancient Egyptian Coffins

Edited by Rogério Sousa

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This volume collects papers from the symposium 'Body, Cosmos and Eternity: the Symbolism of Coffins in Ancient Egypt', convened at the historical building of the University of Port, February 2013.



Foreword ;
Introduction ;
Part I : Studies on Coffin Symbolism: From skin wrappings to architecture: The evolution of prehistoric, anthropoid wrappings to historic architectonic coffins/sarcophagi ;
separate contrasts optimally fused in single Theban ‘stola’ coffins (±975-920 BC). (René van Walsem) ;
Permeable containers: Body and cosmos in Middle Kingdom coffins (Rune Nyord) ;
Ancient Egyptian funerary arts as social documents: social place, reuse, and working towards a new typology of 21st Dynasty coffins (Kathlyn M. Cooney) ;
Representations of passage in ancient Egyptian iconography (Éva Liptay) ;
Crossing the landscapes of eternity: parallels between Amduat and funeral procession scenes on the 21st Dynasty coffins (Cássio de Araújo Duarte) ;
‘Spread your wings over me’: iconography, symbolism and meaning of the central panel on yellow coffins (Rogério Sousa) ;
Resurrection in a box: the 25th Dynasty burial ensemble of Padiamunet (Cynthia May Sheikholeslami) ;
Gods at all hours: Saite Period coffins of the ‘eleven-eleven’ type (Jonathan Elias and Carter Lupton) ;
Part II : Studies on Museums’ Collections and Archaeological Finds: Continuity in times of transition: the inner coffin of the mistress of the house Gem-tu-es in Vevey (Switzerland) (Alexandra Küffer) ;
Egyptian coffins in Portugal (Luís Manuel de Araújo) ;
Cercueils jaunes des XXIe et XXIIe Dynasties dans les collections Françaises (Alain Dautant) ;
Lot 14 from Bab el-Gasus (Sweden and Norway): the modern history of the collection and a reconstruction of the ensembles (Anders Bettum) ;
The coffins of the priests of Amun: a socio-economic investigation on Bab el-Gasus cachette (Elena Paganini) ;
Coffins without mummies: the Tomb KV 63 in the Valley of the Kings (Rogério Sousa)


'The individual contributions are well structured and clearly laid out. A particular highlight is the extensive photographic material... In summary, the present volume is an appealing and successful publication. It is highly recommended for professional scientists, but is likely to be difficult for the Egypt-interested layman.' – von Manuela Gander M.A., Berlin, (translated from German)