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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

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

John Taylor

Liverpool University Press

The earliest Egyptian coffins were rectangular chests, but these were superseded at the beginning of the New Kingdom by cases shaped like a human body.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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