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    DescriptionOn February 12, 1924, Howard Carter presided over the lifting of the lid from the sarcophagus in the tomb of Tutankhamun to reveal the shrouded nest of coffins that contained the royal mummy. While the sarcophagus had received summary notice at first, it was later virtually ignored in the excitement generated by the gold coffins. Now, almost seven decades later, the sarcophagus finally received the attention this magnificent monument deserves. Following a detailed analysis of the sarcophagus's architecture and decoration, this book focuses on hitherto unrecognized evidence that the box was altered in antiquitiy, in all likelihood to adapt it for Tutankhamun from a previous owner. The list of possible candidates for the original ownership of the box is reviewed, with the balance of evidence favouring Tutankhamun's predecessor, his putative brother Smenkhkare. The book includes translation of and commentary of the inscriptions, and is illustrated by Harry Burton's photographs taken during the clearance of the tomb.


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    Title
    The Sarcophagus in the Tomb of Tut'ankhamun
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) M. Eaton-Krause
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780900416576
    ISBN 10: 0900416572
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    BIC subject category V2: HDD, HBJH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/NAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    DC12A: 932
    DC22: 932.014
    Illustrations note
    with 20 plates and 4 figs.
    Publisher
    Griffith Institute
    Imprint name
    Griffith Institute
    Publication date
    01 December 1993
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Marianne Eaton-Krauss is a specialist in the history, art history and archaeology of the reign of Tutankhamun. In addition to numerous articles, she has published with Erhart Graefe The Small Golden Shrine from the Tomb of Tutankhamun (Griffith Institute 1985) and is preparing a comprehensive study of the chairs and thrones from the king's tomb, on the basis of documentation gathered by the late Walter Segal. She is also the author of The Representations of Statuary in Private Tombs of the Old Kingdom (1984).
    Table of contents
    Foreword; List of abbreviations; List of illustrations; Introductory remarks; Comparison of the sarcophagus; The alterations; Original ownership of the sarcophagus; The inscriptions; Figures and plates.