In this scene from the Book of the Dead, the lady Tjawtayundenit is offering burning incense to the gods. Incense was a most prized and luxurious commodity in ancient Egypt, and was believed to purify the air with its sweet, pungent smell. The Egyptian word for incense was snTr, senetjer, meaning ‘to make divine’.
This scene is a detail from a page of the Book of the Dead funerary text. It has been photographed using a macro lens to bring out the detail in the brush strokes and lit to highlight the texture of the papyrus. It’s from the collection at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology in Liverpool (accession number E.507(1)). The owner of the manuscript was a woman called Tjawtayundenit, a songstress of Amun-Re, who lived in Egypt during the 21st Dynasty (1069–945 BC).
The photo is printed on a bamboo paper – a natural, sustainable and environmentally friendly white paper made from 90% bamboo fibres and 10% cotton, resulting in warm-tones without optical brighteners.
The paper is acid and Lignin-free, which meets the requirements of an age resistant paper and is printed on pre-cut sheets using an inkjet, 12 colour Giclée print process, providing in-depth reproduction of colours and fine details. Prints conform to ISO 9706 museum quality for highest age resistance
Framed in real wood frames manufactured in Gloucestershire, UK, this product will arrive framed beautifully and ready to hang.
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Each framed print is made to order, and usually dispatched within three working days. This means that resources are used only as and when needed.
Bamboo is a natural, sustainable and environmentally friendly white paper made from 90% bamboo fibres and 10% cotton, resulting in warm-tones without the need for optical brighteners.
The printer inks are free from harmful chemicals and animal products, making them vegan-friendly and eco-friendly.