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Life and Times of Takabuti in Ancient EgyptInvestigating the Belfast Mummy$
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Rosalie David and Eileen Murphy

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781800348585

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781800348585.001.0001

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The Coffin of Takabuti

The Coffin of Takabuti

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(p.24) The Coffin of Takabuti
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Life and Times of Takabuti in Ancient Egypt
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John Taylor

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800348585.003.0004

The earliest Egyptian coffins were rectangular chests, but these were superseded at the beginning of the New Kingdom by cases shaped like a human body. Every aspect of the coffin’s form and decoration was imbued with symbolic meaning and magical potency, equipping it to play a significant role in transmitting the deceased to eternal life. The mummiform coffin was both a divine image and a manifestation of sacred space, in which the mysteries of rebirth would take place....

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