15 november 2022 | The richly decorated yellow coffins of the 21st Dynasty

In this lecture an overview of yellow coffins of the Twenty-First Dynasty will be presented, emphasizing the individual decorators of the materials. The second part of the talk will explore the case study of the collective tomb of Bab el-Gasus.



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The yellow coffins of the Twenty-First Dynasty stand out for their iconography, which feature a deep and complex meaning that is enhanced by the associated textual inscriptions. Both texts and iconography reflect the complex interactions between ritual needs, funeral beliefs and socioeconomic factors specific to the period, in which the private use of tombs gave way to the collective use of tombs.