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‘The Lady’ poster of an Egyptian coffin

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  • Poster of a beautiful wooden coffin from ancient Egypt, showing the importance of the preservation of identity, beauty and youth in the afterlife
  • Featured in a Tate Exchange Workshop
  • Available in A3 and A4 sizes
  • Collectible artwork of a genuine ancient Egyptian artefact
  • Shipped worldwide
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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.

Posters are printed on 220 gsm quality paper, using UV inks cured beneath a UV lightbar.

Ethical and environmental impact

Each poster is made to order, and usually dispatched within three working days. This means that resources are used only as and when needed.

The printer inks are free from harmful chemicals and animal products, making them vegan-friendly and eco-friendly.

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If you love this image but would like it in another format (mug, poster etc), please drop me a line at julia@tetisheri.co.uk.

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