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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Egyptian Museum (Cairo, Urban, Egypt) JE 60686en_US
dc.coverage.spatialSite: Egyptian Museum (Cairo, Urban, Egypt) JE 60686en_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 1332-1322 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.creatorTutankhamenen_US
dc.date-1332--1322en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-23T19:21:42Z
dc.date.available2013-04-23T19:21:42Z
dc.date.issued-1332--1322en_US
dc.identifier210521en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 1006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/118546
dc.descriptionSide with one of the four goddesses with open arms which watch over the canopic jars in the canopic shrine; Those organs regarded as essential for survival in the afterlife (liver, lungs, stomach and intestines) were removed from the body and separately embalmed. During most of the pharaonic period they were deposited in sets of four vases, known as canopic jars. These were then stored in chests or shrines. From the New Kingdom, a new type of canopic chest appeared-- the chests no longer directly imitated coffins but were made in the shape of a square shrine with a sloping lid and cavetto-cornice. They were mounted on sledge-runners and in depictions of the funeral procession they are shown being dragged to the tomb by this means. Tutankhamun's shrine stands some six and a half feet tall and is covered with gold and inlaid glass and decorative work. Facing inward on each of the four sides are small statues of the goddesses Neith, Nephthys, Isis, and Selkis. (Carter numbers 266 and 266A) Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/17/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumwood lined with stucco and gildeden_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectdecorative artsen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Religionen_US
dc.subjectTutankhamen, King of Egypten_US
dc.subjectNew Kingdom (Egyptian)en_US
dc.subjectEighteenth Dynastyen_US
dc.titleCanopic Shrineen_US
dc.title.alternativeShrine for Canopic Jarsen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode7A3-EG-C-CM-2-C1en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes) construction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeshrine (structure)en_US
dc.contributor.displayTutankhamen (Egyptian (ancient) patron, reigned ca. 1332-ca. 1323 BCE); unknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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