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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Luxor Museum (Luxor [Al Uqsur], Upper Egypt, Egypt)en_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 750-680 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-750--680en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-17T19:12:11Z
dc.date.available2013-04-17T19:12:11Z
dc.date.issued-750--680en_US
dc.identifier209444en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 1312en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/117324
dc.descriptionDetail of hieroglyphic text on lower leg and foot case of painted wooden coffin of the priest of Montu, Nespekashuty, Dynasty 25-26; The typical coffins of the 25th and 26th dynasties developed gradually from those of the preceding period. A transitional phase, ca. 750-680 BCE, led to a new range of styles, with relatively uniform decoration. Conscious archaizing was a feature, with a revival of designs popular in the 21st Dynasty, and even much earlier motifs, such as the two eyes on the side. Outer and inner mummiform coffins were covered with linen, plastered and painted in bright colours on a white or yellow ground. The decoration of the outer coffin lids consisted mainly of scenes such as the judgement of the soul and the mummy lying on a bier, alternating with columns of text in horizontal bands. A large inscription was usual on the case. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 2/4/2008)en_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectportraitsen_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Religionen_US
dc.subjectTwenty-fifth Dynastyen_US
dc.subjectEgyptian (ancient)en_US
dc.titleMummiform Coffin of Nespekashuty, Priest of Montuen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-LM-1-K3en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes) painting and painting techniquesen_US
vra.worktypecoffinen_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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