Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

857

Date

2013

Date of Award

4-26-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Art History

Concentration

Egyptian Art and Archaeology

Committee Chair

Nigel Strudwick

Committee Member

Lorelei H. Corcoran

Committee Member

Patricia V. Podzorski

Abstract

The collection of the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the University of Memphis contains a coffin fragment (1994.4.9) of unknown provenance, donated by Glenn White, a private collector in 1994. Through iconographical analysis, translation, and comparison to published coffins, I will evaluate the coffin fragment (1994.4.9). I suggest that it was created with a generic design and personalized. Due to certain writings on the coffin and its iconography, it most likely dates to sometime between the Twenty-Fifth and Thirtieth Dynasties. This coffin bears the name of its owner and his father, both of which could belong to foreigners in Egypt due to the unusual nature of the names. This coffin fragment adds to the corpus of Third Intermediate and Late Period coffins.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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