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Petrie, W. M. Flinders

ISBN 10: 0856680192 / ISBN 13: 9780856680199
Published by Aris & Phillips, Ltd, Warminster, 1974
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Quarto; vi, 59; XXXIII pages. Reprint of the 1891 editi; black and white diagrams and illustrations at rear. Near Fine (lightly bumped corners) in dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 7157

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Publisher: Aris & Phillips, Ltd, Warminster

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hard Cover

Edition: 1st.

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ... of all at Illahun, is that of Amenardus; the whole contents of which were taken at the Bulak Museum. The innermost coffin of all had a nonsense inscription. Next to that was a splendid false sarcophagus, with all the inscriptions carved in the wood ("Kahun,"XXVI); as it could not be safely moved entire, I took it to pieces, marked the parts, and transported it in perfect condition to Bulak ready to be set up. Beneath it stood a bier, framed of wood, with four lions' feet for legs to it. On that was the wooden sarcophagus, stuccoed white, and finely ribbed all over to imitate drapery. On the mummy was a network of beads, arranged thus; 5J rows down to the beadwork scarab, 4 lines on each side of that, I row to the ba bird, 3 rows to the genii of Amenti, 3 rows down to a band, and 15 rows onward to the feet. Outside of this coffin were a jackal and hawk carved in wood and painted, fixed on the head and foot of the false sarcophagus. On another similar burial were the jackal and hawk; and inside a coffin of a woman with the same style of ribbed drapery modelled in stucco. At the head of each of these burials was a square box with a short obelisk standing up on the lid, painted white and red; in the box a quantity of very small clay ushabtis of the roughest kind. By the coffins were two small model false sarcophagi, duly inscribed with white paint along the edges and corners; and containing a large quantity of the same very rude ushabtis. At the sides of Amenardus were two carved and painted wooden Osiris figures. The Osiris Khent-amenti is about two feet high, well executed, and fixed on a tray or hand-barrow, for carrying it, with four handles at the corners. The Osiris Sokar is fixed en a block stand. The last interment was one of Pafui (K. XXV, 1...

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