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Rishi coffins and the funerary culture of Second Intermediate Period Egypt /
Gianluca Miniaci.
imprint
London : Golden House Publications, 2011.
description
xviii, 318 p. (8 pages of plates) : ill. ; 30 cm.
ISBN
1906137242, 9781906137243
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imprint
London : Golden House Publications, 2011.
isbn
1906137242
9781906137243
catalogue key
7779443
 
Includes bibliographical references (p.177-190).
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Long Description
This volume is the first in-depth study of the Egyptian Second Intermediate Period rishi coffins. It includes a catalogue of all published and many unpublished rishi coffins and provides an evaluation of the funerary culture of the period with a typology of rishi coffins. Most coffins are presented with photographic pictures.
Library of Congress Summary
"This volume is the first in-depth study of Egyptian Second Intermediate Period rishi coffins. It includes a catalogue of all published and many unpublished rishi coffins and its innovative analysis provides an entirely new evaluation of the funerary culture of the period based on the proposed typology of rishi coffins. The illustrated catalogue provides photographs for most of the coffins, including all examples stored in the Egyptian Museum of Cairo and unpublished material from Winlock's excavations in Thebes. This fundamental study will be for many years to come an essential contribution to the funerary culture of Egypt in one of the most important historical turning-points, the Seventeenth Dynasty and reunification under the early Eighteenth Dynasty."--Publisher's description.
Main Description
This volume presents a complete catalogue and typology of all known examples of the distinctive "rishi" coffins of Second Intermediate Period Egypt, anthropoid in form, with feathered decoration. Miniaci also analyses the political and cultural circumstances which lead to the emergence of this coffin design.

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