The ancient Egyptians believed in life after death. They thought that the soul of the deceased traveled to the Hereafter once their earthly days were over. When a person died in Ancient Egypt, his body was preserved through the process of mummification. But only the richest Egyptians, besides Pharaoh and his family, could order his mummification, since it was a very expensive process, as well as long: the mummification took a total of 70 days to be completed. This linen covering from the Lower Epoch is handwritten in hieroglyphic for Har-Pa-Jem, son of Taamun.
Provenance: Antiquities, Christie’s. London 23th april 1980/ with Kenneth W. Rendell, Newton, Massachusetts, acquired from the above, 1980 / Private Collection, U.S / Antiquities, Christie's, New York,2017 / All items that we offer for sale will be combined with an export approval issued by the ministry of the Spanish culture department and certificate of authenticity.
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- Égypte ancienne
- bandages momie pour Harpakhem, 80 x 5,08 cm (Ex-Christies)
- Siècle/ Période
- Circa 664-2nd Century A.D.
- Bon état, voir la photo