Mummy pencil tin, Seshepenmehit (British Museum exclusive)
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The Ancient Egyptians believed in the afterlife, but in order to enjoy it to the full there were certain preparations which had to be made. The body of the deceased had to be preserved, wrapped in bandages and then encased in a series of coffins decorated with hieroglyphic inscriptions, often spells or invocations to the gods to protect the occupant and guide them safely to the afterlife. This design is copied from the wooden inner coffin of Seshepenmehit, dating from the 26th dynasty, c.625 BC. The deceased has a green face like that of the god Osiris the ruler of the kingdom of the dead. He was often represented with green flesh because of his associations with the continuous life-cycle of plants which, for the Ancient Egyptians, symbolised rebirth.
Product code: cmcg62870
Exhibition: Ancient lives
Price category: Under £10
World culture: Ancient Egypt
Size: 21 x 6 x 2.5cm
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