domingo, 3 de agosto de 2014

sarcophagus of Ibu,

Detail from the sarcophagus of Ibu, a local governor (nomarch). The two wedjat-eyes are placed at the point where the body within the sarcophagus faced the east, pointing thus towards the daily rebirth of the sun. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, 1878 - 1841, reign of Senusret III. Material: Wood. Place of Origin: Qau el-Kebir (Antaeoopolis). Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Egyptian Museum, Turin. Location: 39

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