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The use of faïence for this purpose appears not to have been known at that
epoch . Generally the hands are crossed over the breast , but sometimes they are
covered up in bandages . The hands do not hold any agricultural implements as
That sepulchral stelæ were sometimes made of glazed faïence , we know from B .
M . No . 6133 , a fine example of a light blue colour , in which the deceased Amen
- em - åpt , a royal scribe , is standing in adoration before the god Osiris , who ...
Vases in faïence glazed with a blue or green colour are at least as old as the
XIXth dynasty ; a beautiful example of this date is B . M . No . 4796 , with lotus
leaves , rosettes , and a line of hieroglyphics around the outer edge , in white or
mother - of - emerald , carnelian , agate , lapis - lazuli , amethyst , rock crystal ,
onyx , jasper , garnet , gold , silver , glass , faïence , clay , and straw . The
necklace was ornamented with pendants Egyptian jewellery made in the form of
figures of ...
At Ialysos , faïence and steatite scarabs are rare . Of the three found there
preserved in the British Museum , two are steatite and one is of faïence . One of
the examples in steatite is fractured , whereby the design or inscription is
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'The Mummy' is an amazing book because it's so much more than a description of how, why and when Ancient Egyptians preserved their dead. Look just through the contents and you'll be amazed at the range of material - as if Wallis Budge had emptied a sackful of knowledge for the learner to pick through. Because that's it's best use, a source book on Ancient Egypt - as long as you remember it's dated and some ideas rejected.
The first few pages introduce and include a list of the nomes (districts) in hieroglyphics and transcriptions. The pages on Egyptian chronology, as well as reviewing problems oof disagreement ammong both sources and scholars includes a useful list of rulers - although the real jewel here, following a good basic history, is a list of 2 of the 5 names available of Pharaohs (hieroglyphics & transcriptions); this is a must for any visitor to inscriptions in museums or Egypt itself. A clear history of the decipherment of hieroglyphics is followed by a useful list of hieroglyphs, useful that is for those looking at REAL inscriptions.Then the book gets into mummies IN DETAIL but beware as, for example when dealing with ushabti, Budge will throw at you a whole paragraph of (untranslated) hieroglyphics - after all, you did read everything before that, didn't you? Then anything and everything is on offer - stelae, coffins, draught-boards,the gods, graves, numbers ..... As I said above it is a book to dpp into and not to read from cover to cover. And that's why I give it 4 stars
PS It's by far the most USEFUL of my books on Ancient Egypt
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The Mummy: Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology
Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge
Limited preview - 1964