jueves, 20 de octubre de 2016

coffin

The fine painted coffin of Keki, found in his rock tomb at Beni Hasan. No lid has survived but the interior is painted with offerings to the deceased. Much of the bright colouring of the exterior has disappeared but traces of the geometric patterns imitating the mats hung on the walls of the houses. udjat-eyes enable the deceased to see out, toward the area where tomb offerings were left.The ritual prayers of offering invoke Anubis and Osiris, in the shorter lines of text other gods honour the deceased. The interior of the coffin is particularly fine, articles of clothing, equipment and food offerings have been painted on the walls, each article has it's designation in well executed hieroglyphs.
Present location LIVERPOOL MUSEUM [03/061] LIVERPOOL
Inventory number 55.82.113
Dating MIDDLE KINGDOM
Archaeological Site BENI HASSAN
Category COFFIN/SARCOPHAGUS OF HUMANS
Material UNSPECIFIED WOOD
Technique WOOD-TECHNIQUE
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