Egyptian Pottery Mummiform Sarcophagus Lid

(1st Century BCE and earlier)

Egyptian Pottery Mummiform Sarcophagus Lid
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Egyptian Pottery Mummiform Sarcophagus Lid

From the Time of Moses, a rare Anthropoid Terracotta Sarcophagus Lid with almond shaped eyes, defined facial features with arms crossing chest. On custom stand. Excellent condition, 18" x 11" x 5 1/2", New Kingdom, XVIII Dynasty, ca 14th - 13th Century B.C.E. In excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, OId Jaffa Israel. In Ancient Egypt, a sarcophagus formed the outer layer of protection for a royal mummy, with several layers of coffins nested within, and was often carved out of alabaster. All were usually decorated with painted or carved representations of the deceased. he word "sarcophagus" comes from the Greek σάρξ sarx meaning "flesh", and φαγεῖν phagein meaning "to eat", hence sarkophagus means "flesh-eating"; from the phrase lithos sarkophagos .

WIDTH: 11 in | HEIGHT: 18 in | DEPTH: 5 in

Category Antiquities
Circa14th - 13th Century BCE
Style Unspecified
ConditionExcellent

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"Ex: Archaeological Center LTD, Old Jaffa"

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