The Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt: Art, Identity, and Funerary Religion

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COLOUR PLATES
1Mummy case of Horos, son of Peteminis, from Akhmim (Panopolis). Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, 13463 (16). Photograph by S. Kitai, courtesy of the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
2The shroud of Taathyr, from Middle or Upper Egypt. Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri—Columbia, 61.66.3. Gift of Mr Leonard Epstein.
3Three male mummy masks from Meir. Cairo, Egyptian Museum, 18/8/19/4, 18/8/19/1, and number uncertain. Author’s photograph.
4The mummy of Artemidora, from Meir. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 11.155.5 (48). Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1911. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
5Male mummy mask from Meir. Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, 111–89 (52). Courtesy of the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
6Shroud for a woman or girl. London, British Museum, EA 68509. © The British Museum.
7Shroud depicting a woman and a small boy, from Saqqara. Moscow, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, 4301/i 1a 5747 (70). Reproduced courtesy of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.
8Shroud for a man, from Saqqara. Moscow, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, 4229/i 1a 5749 (72). Reproduced courtesy of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.
9Shroud for a young man, from Saqqara. Paris, Louvre, N 3076 (73). Copyright Musée du Louvre.
10Coffin for a woman, from Thebes. Klagenfurt, Landesmuseum, AE 1/1–2 (93). Photograph courtesy of Gottfried Hamernik.
11Mummy mask of Pebos, son of Krates, from House c 3 (Tomb 1407), Deir el-Medina, Thebes. Paris, Louvre, E 14542 bis (111). Author’s photograph.
12Shroud of Tyras, from Thebes. Luxor, Luxor Museum, J. 194/q. 1512 (117). Reproduced courtesy of the American Research Center in Egypt.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • Illustrations xi
  • Colour Plates xix
  • Abbreviations xx
  • Note on Names and Transliteration xxii
  • One Introduction - Art, Identity, and Funerary Religion 1
  • Two - Osiris, Hathor, and the Gendered Dead 41
  • Three - Portraying the Dead 95
  • Four - Art and Archaism in Western Thebes 175
  • Five Conclusions - The 'Beautiful Burial' in Roman Egypt 245
  • Appendix - List of Objects 257
  • Bibliography 302
  • Register of Museums 323
  • General Index 331
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