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The Resource Tomb treasures in the late Middle Kingdom : the archaeology of female burials, Wolfram Grajetzki

Tomb treasures in the late Middle Kingdom : the archaeology of female burials, Wolfram Grajetzki

Label
Tomb treasures in the late Middle Kingdom : the archaeology of female burials
Title
Tomb treasures in the late Middle Kingdom
Title remainder
the archaeology of female burials
Statement of responsibility
Wolfram Grajetzki
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the late Middle Kingdom (about 1850-1700 B.C.E.), ancient Egyptian women of high standing were interred with lavish ornamentation and carefully gathered possessions. Buried near the pyramids of kings, women with royal connections or great wealth and status were surrounded by fine pottery and vessels for sacred oils, bedecked with gold and precious stones, and honored with royal insignia and marks of Osiris. Their funerary possessions include jewelry imported from other ancient lands and gold-handled daggers and claspless jewelry made only to be worn in the tomb. Extensively illustrated with archival images and the author's own drawings, Tomb Treasures of the Late Middle Kingdom describes and compares the opulent tombs of eminent and royal women. In addition to the ornaments, many of which are considered masterpieces of Middle Kingdom craft, Egyptologist Wolfram Grajetzki examines the numerous grave goods, artifacts of daily life, and markers of social status that were also placed in tombs, presenting a more complete picture of funerary customs in this period. By considering celebrated examples of female burials together for the first time, Tomb Treasures of the Late Middle Kingdom sheds new light on the role and status of women in the royal court and explores how the gendered identity of those women was preserved in the grave. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grajetzki, Wolfram
Dewey number
932/.013
Index
index present
LC call number
DT62.T6
LC item number
G73 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tombs
  • Burial
  • Women
  • Egyptians
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
Tomb treasures in the late Middle Kingdom : the archaeology of female burials, Wolfram Grajetzki
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Court type burials
  • Other burials of women
  • Types of jewelry in late middle kingdom burials
  • The development of Egyptian burial customs
  • The king and the women buried around him
  • Appendix: The royal women of the twelfth dynasty
Control code
869772265
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780812245677
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013024963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)851175438
Label
Tomb treasures in the late Middle Kingdom : the archaeology of female burials, Wolfram Grajetzki
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Court type burials
  • Other burials of women
  • Types of jewelry in late middle kingdom burials
  • The development of Egyptian burial customs
  • The king and the women buried around him
  • Appendix: The royal women of the twelfth dynasty
Control code
869772265
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780812245677
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013024963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)851175438

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