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    The Canopic Equipment of the Kings of Egypt (Studies in Egyptology) (Hardback) By (author) Aidan Dodson, By (author) Etc., By (author) Otto J. Schaden

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    DescriptionDespite their significance as part of the burial equipment, canopic items have hitherto received relatively little attention in the literature of Egyptology. This book documents and discusses all equipment made or used to contain the embalmed internal organs of the kings of ancient Egypt. While some containers were simple stone jars, many were objects of great artistic attainment, the high point perhaps being reached with the solid gold coffinettes of Tutankhamun and the gilded shrine that sheltered them. Such royal canopics are also of some historical import, one set of jars being key evidence of the existence of a new pharoah of the Third Intermediate Period. The book is divided into two parts. The first traces the mythological development of the various forms of container employed in kingly burials, with frequent reference to comparative material from the tombs of lesser members of the royal family and private individuals. The architectural arrangements made for the equipment are also commented upon and illustrated. In doing so, certain points of history and archaeology relating to royal burial are discussed in detail. The arrangement of the section is chronological, individual chapters being devoted to each of the principal eras of ancient Egyptian history. The second part catalogues all known canopic items belonging to the kings of Egypt from the Fourth to the Twenty-Sixth Dynasties. Full details of material, dimensions, provenance, present location and bibliography are given. Photographs or drawings are provided for all significant pieces. Hand copies of all hieroglyphic texts are accompanied by translations, and a full concordance with museum excavator's numbers is given.


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    Title
    The Canopic Equipment of the Kings of Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aidan Dodson, By (author) Etc., By (author) Otto J. Schaden
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 284
    Width: 254 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 1,000 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780710304605
    ISBN 10: 0710304609
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    DC20: 932
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HDD, HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    BISAC V2.8: HIS009000, HIS002030
    B&T Approval Code: A17602000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG, 1QDA, 1HBE
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DT62.C3D63, DT62.C3 D63 1994
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    88ill.12figs.
    Publisher
    KEGAN PAUL
    Imprint name
    KEGAN PAUL
    Publication date
    01 February 1994
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Table of contents
    Part 1: The old kingdom; the middle kingdom; the second intermediate period; the new kingdom; the third intermediate period; the Kushite and Saite dynasties. Part 2: The catalogue; the texts; concordances; bibliography and lists of works cited.