FAIENCE OBJECTS FROM THE TOMB MMA 1152 AT SHEIKH ABD EL-GURNA Cover Image

FAIENCE OBJECTS FROM THE TOMB MMA 1152 AT SHEIKH ABD EL-GURNA
FAIENCE OBJECTS FROM THE TOMB MMA 1152 AT SHEIKH ABD EL-GURNA

Author(s): Patryk Chudzik, Andrzej Ćwiek
Subject(s): Archaeology, Cultural history, Ancient World
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Sheikh Abd el-Gurna; Third Intermediate Period; Late Period; burial; mummy; faience; amulets; shabtis; bead-nets

Summary/Abstract: Excavations in the area of tomb MMA 1152 at Sheikh Abd el-Gurna, conducted since 2003, have uncovered a substantial set of faience objects coming from burials made there during the later Pharaonic Period, before the tomb became a hermitage for Coptic monks. Analysis of the material points to several episodes of reuse of the original Middle Kingdom structure in the Third Intermediate Period and the Late Period.

  • Issue Year: 1/2015
  • Issue No: XXIV
  • Page Range: 701-707
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English