1836 Wood Engraving Egyptian Coffin Mummification Sarcophagus XGAA9

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This is an original 1836 black and white in-text wood engraving of an Egyptian coffin referred to here as the "Exterior case of a mummy" from the British Museum. This piece would be the final layer of mummification before being interred into the sarcophagus and the tomb after that. The coffin is would depict the person wearing jewelry and be adorned with hieroglyphics depicting their life and the journey they will take in the afterlife.

CONDITION

This 175+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. No creases. There is acid staining in this image. No surface rub.No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3 x 5.5 inches; 8 x 14 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Egyptology, Thoth, Anubis, Ibis, Stork, jackal, wings, Isis, entombment, mummy

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