Preservation of identity, beauty, youth, idealised life
The protection of the identity after death was a prime concern for ancient Egyptians. Coffins such as this one would be made in an idealised image of the person to help ensure an idealised place in the afterlife.
This wooden coffin lid, carved from a single piece of wood, is in the collection at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology in Liverpool. It dates originally to the 18th Dynasty (1550–1292 BC), but was then reused and recarved during the Third Intermediate Period (1069–653 BC). The coffin depicts a woman, though her identity is, unfortunately, unknown.
Own a piece of artwork from the walls of the Tate Liverpool! This photo was featured in the Garstang’s Tate Exchange Workshop in December 2017; an exhibition centred around the surrealism of the ancient Egyptian afterlife.
All images are made to order and are printed and mounted by a Liverpool-based independent art printer. Images are printed on a baryta paper using pigment inks. Both paper and ink are of archival quality, meaning they’ll last much longer than normal photographic prints.
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- Small prints have a mounted size of 18 cm × 24 cm
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- Outside the UK is dependent on international delivery times
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