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The Resource Ancient egyptian coffins : past, present, future, edited by Julie Dawson, Helen Strudwick

Ancient egyptian coffins : past, present, future, edited by Julie Dawson, Helen Strudwick

Label
Ancient egyptian coffins : past, present, future
Title
Ancient egyptian coffins
Title remainder
past, present, future
Statement of responsibility
edited by Julie Dawson, Helen Strudwick
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Major new multi-disciplinary collection of papers focusing on the development of the coffin in ancient Egypt and the belief systems behind funerary practices involving their use and on new methods and applications of scientific techniques for the analysis of construction, materials and craftmanship involved in coffin manufacture and re-working.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
932
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT62.C64
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dawson, Julie
  • Strudwick, Helen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coffins
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies, Ancient
  • Archaeology
  • Museology & heritage studies
  • Archaeology by period / region
  • Archaeological science, methodology & techniques
  • Ancient Egypt
  • History
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Summary expansion
This collection of papers by leading international experts on the subject of ancient Egyptian coffins, builds on a project based at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, to study and record in detail its collection. Papers address a series of topics including: the development of coffins in antiquity, including iconographic and text-based studies, providing new insights into ancient Egyptian belief systems at different periods and regional differences in coffin presentation; the post-antiquity history of coffins, including their acquisition and subsequent treatment in museums around the world; developments in technical examination and methods of studying coffins, especially the use of multispectral imaging to provide non-invasive analysis of materials, and what this tells us about construction and decorative techniques at different periods and in response to the availability of different materials and increasing evidence of the re-use of materials and complete re-working of coffins for new owners, leading us to question fundamental attitudes to the purpose of coffins as a containers of human remains and the practices of craftsmen in the funerary industry. The papers stem from a conference held at the Museum to accompany a major new exhibition
Target audience
specialized
Label
Ancient egyptian coffins : past, present, future, edited by Julie Dawson, Helen Strudwick
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0034837341
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781785709180
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Ancient egyptian coffins : past, present, future, edited by Julie Dawson, Helen Strudwick
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0034837341
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781785709180
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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