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Burial customs: pottery coffins of the New Kingdom (about 1550-1069 BC)

A special form of pottery coffins are the 'slipper coffins'. The whole coffin is shaped like a tube. At the head a piece was cut out pre-firing, and this part served as lid. Better quality examples are inscribed and decorated like contemporary wooden coffins.


fragments of pottery coffins in the Petrie Museum

(click on either example for more examples from that site)



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