Mummy Pencil Tin, Seshepenmehyt

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A mummy shaped pencil tin. <br> <br> This pencil tin is based on the mummy of an Egyptian called Seshepenmehit, dating from about 625 BC. The mummy is on display in the British Museum. <br> <br> The pencil tin is ideal as gift for any budding Egyptologist. <br> <br> <strong>More about mummy cases</strong> <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> This design is copied from the wooden inner coffin of Seshepenmehit, dating from the 26th dynasty, c.625 BC. <br> <br> 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.

Exclusive to the British Museum, a pencil tin in the shape of an ancient Egyptian mummy. 

This pencil tin is based on the mummy of an Egyptian called Seshepenmehyt, dating from about 625 BC. The mummy is on display in the British Museum.

The design of the tin is copied from the wooden inner coffin of Seshepenmehyt, dating from the 26th Dynasty, c.625 BC. The mummy has a green face, similar to the god Osiris, the ruler of the Kingdom of the Dead. Osiris was often represented with green skin because of his associations with the continuous life-cycle of plants, which symbolised rebirth in ancient Egypt.

The pencil tin is ideal as gift for any budding Egyptologist.

  • Product Code: CMCG44170
  • Product Weight: 0.080Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 2.89
  • Dimensions: H21 x W7 x L3cm
  • Material: Metal
  • Postage Weight: 0.08 Kg

A mummy shaped pencil tin. <br> <br> This pencil tin is based on the mummy of an Egyptian called Seshepenmehit, dating from about 625 BC. The mummy is on display in the British Museum. <br> <br> The pencil tin is ideal as gift for any budding Egyptologist. <br> <br> <strong>More about mummy cases</strong> <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> This design is copied from the wooden inner coffin of Seshepenmehit, dating from the 26th dynasty, c.625 BC. <br> <br> 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.

Exclusive to the British Museum, a pencil tin in the shape of an ancient Egyptian mummy. 

This pencil tin is based on the mummy of an Egyptian called Seshepenmehyt, dating from about 625 BC. The mummy is on display in the British Museum.

The design of the tin is copied from the wooden inner coffin of Seshepenmehyt, dating from the 26th Dynasty, c.625 BC. The mummy has a green face, similar to the god Osiris, the ruler of the Kingdom of the Dead. Osiris was often represented with green skin because of his associations with the continuous life-cycle of plants, which symbolised rebirth in ancient Egypt.

The pencil tin is ideal as gift for any budding Egyptologist.

  • Product Code: CMCG44170
  • Product Weight: 0.080Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 2.89
  • Dimensions: H21 x W7 x L3cm
  • Material: Metal
  • Postage Weight: 0.08 Kg
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