Burial customs: coffins of the Late Period
There are two main coffin types:
1. box coffin with vaulted lids and four corner posts. They are always the outer coffin of a set of several coffins.
2. anthropoid coffins. They are often decorated all over with formulae from the "Book of the Dead'. Later examples often have a disproportionately large head.
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Buhl 1959 (so far the only study on Late and the Ptolemaic Period sarcophagi)
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