domingo, 14 de febrero de 2016

mask

Remnants of the face from a wooden coffin with inlaid eyes of calcite and a black stone, perhaps obsidian. The cemetery where this was excavated lies near the villages of el-Riqqeh and Girza, not far from the Residence of the Middle Kingdom kings at Itjtawy (probably modern el-Lisht). The piece was found in the intact but partly rotted burial of the priest Sawadjyt. The entire tomb-group was presented to the National Museum of Ireland as an important example of wealthy Middle Kingdom burial.
EL-RIQQEH
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND
From the division of finds excavated by the British School of Archaeology at Tarkhan. Given to the museum in 1913.
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