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Volume 10 ,issue 2 | Summer and Autumn 2020 | Pages : 177-187

A STUDY OF A RARE GRAECO-EGYPTIAN COFFIN AT HILDESHEIM

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: 10.21608/ejars.2020.131820

pages: 177-187

Authors:
Masoud, A.
Archaeology dept., Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams Univ., Cairo, Egypt

Abstract:
Hildesheim museum keeps a Graeco-Egyptian coffin which is considered one of the most excellent funerary pieces (Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim: 1048). The guides of the museum represented a very short description for this coffin; so this paper focuses on this interesting coffin explaining its deco-rations, in particular the unique iconographical theme which is depicted on the lid. It shows a representation for a girl in Greek fashion with an Egyptian anthropomorphic djed-pillar. I also study and analyse the uniqueness of this image as unusual funerary iconography from Roman Egypt beside other important themes, paying attention to the iconographical themes, identification, workshop and dating for better understanding of the biculturalism of funerary thoughts in Roman Egypt.

Keywords:
Graeco-Egyptian coffin Mummy portrait Female figure Djed-pillar Osiris Dionysus

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